Mild H5N1 cases weren’t missed in Cambodian outbreak

first_imgMar 27, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Researchers who looked for mild or asymptomatic human cases of H5N1 avian influenza following an outbreak in Cambodia last year didn’t find any, challenging the view that human cases have gone undetected, according to findings presented last week.The research described Mar 20 at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta implies that surveillance for human cases might be more effective than some experts assumed, according to a story by the Canadian Press (CP). However, the findings also imply that the case-fatality rate for avian flu is higher than some experts thought.Dr. Philippe Buchy and his colleagues at the Institut Pasteur in Phnom Penh last spring tested blood samples from 351 residents of a Cambodian village where poultry and one person had died of avian flu, the CP reported. No signs of antibodies to H5N1 were found in the samples, indicating the residents had not suffered even mild cases of avian flu.Some of the people tested had “significant” exposure to poultry or infected people, the story said. For example, a doctor who inserted a tube down an H5N1 patient’s windpipe without wearing any protective gear did not show any antibodies indicating infection. The same was true for other healthcare workers, including two veterinarians who had autopsied H5N1-infected birds. The healthcare workers did not know at the time they were dealing with avian flu cases.”We didn’t find any cases of H5N1, so nobody seems to have been asymptomatic or with mild symptoms during this outbreak in Cambodia,” Buchy told the CP.On the bright side, Buchy was quoted as saying the data indicate the virus still finds it difficult to jump from poultry to humans.Dr. Nancy Cox, head of the influenza branch at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, concurred with Buchy, but added: “On the other side of the coin, it means that the case-fatality rate is still very high. And that is a negative thing.”Experts have suggested that the current case fatality rate for avian flu, about 56%, could be inaccurate because milder or asymptomatic cases have not been identified.”The work in Cambodia is extremely important because it shows that we really aren’t missing that much,” Cox told the CP. However, she added that it is important to conduct research on a larger scale to determine whether mild or asymptomatic cases are occurring, and said such studies are planned.last_img read more

Asmir Begovic is happy to help Srebrenica

first_imgThe Foundation Asmir Begovic in partnership with SANA is helping and promoting strengthening of friendship between the UK and BiH. This time, they are constructing sports complexes, and a total of 30,000 BAM was allocated for two terrains in Srebrenica. The Sun wrote about great deed of BH goalkeeper, and they stated that it is very inspirational.“It was very difficult for me and my family to change our entire life. The war took us apart, some of us went to Germany, another to Norway or the Netherlands. Now, when I am a father of two children, I can understand how it must be like to my parents,” said Begovic.“Every city has its own story. You have to constantly learn about what happened in that city. Srebrenica represented a big project for us, maybe even the biggest so far, but we are happy to help. I will make my first camp in BiH this summer as well. I am hoping to encourage future generations to come and try to become goalkeepers,” concluded Begovic(Source: fokus.ba)last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, July 6, 2016:•8:55 a.m. Darren S. Archambeau, 28, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.•10:22 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•11:49 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of wallet and contents in the 800 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•1:30 p.m. Officers investigated theft by deception in the 100 block N. A, Wellington by known suspect.•2:33 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet by known owner in the 100 block S. High, Wellington.•3 p.m. Linda M. Feiock, 54, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone.•4:45 p.m. Officers investigated a trespass incident in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington by known subject.•4:52 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to an air conditioner in the 700 block N. H, Wellington.•7:53 p.m. Officers took a report of a Mental Subject in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•10:17 p.m. Officers investigated an aggravated assault of a known suspect in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.last_img read more

LVR need tie-breaker to capture Bomber Baseball Invitational

first_imgLVR opened the tournament with a tough 7-6 loss to Mount Baker Wild. The loss was the first of the season for LVR after the Heritage City squad opened undefeated in 10 games against American competition.However, the Bombers roared back with three consecutive wins over Selkirk of Kimberley (13-3), Vulcan (13-3) and Mount Boucherie 13-5.The decision over Boucherie forced the three-way tie, setting up the tie-breaker — decided by runs for and against, calculated with only the teams tied.Mount Boucherie had a 4 and – 8 for a total of -4; Mount Baker had a 1 and – 4 for a total of – 3, and L. V. Rogers had a 8 and -1 for a total of 7.EXTRA INNINGS: Sunday, Bomber Austin Tambellini signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at Hill College in Hillsbourough Texas, for the 2015 – 2016 school year. The L.V. Rogers Bombers bounced back from an early loss to capture the Bombers High School Baseball Tournament Saturday at Butler Park in Trail.The Bombers won the tournament on a tie-breaker after three teams — LVR, Mount Boucherie of Kelowna and Cranbrook’s Mount Baker — finished in a three-way tie with 3-1 records.last_img read more

Temple Athletics mourns longtime public address announcer

first_img“Rest In Peace Merv,” Staley said in a statement on Twitter. “The voice of our program. Neither met a stranger. Overall great man!! There are a lot of great @TempleOwls who will welcome you home. Godspeed to the Jones Family!” “All of Temple Athletics is in mourning due to the loss of a great man and Owl, Merv Jones,” Patrick Kraft, Temple’s director of athletics, said in a statement. “For three decades, Merv’s booming voice delivered the action of Temple Football and Basketball games to fans at Lincoln Financial Field, the Liacouras Center and McGonigle Hall.” Jones graduated from Temple University in 1988 with a degree in radio, television, and film. He then went on to work at the Greatest Sports Legends TV series and co-produce the A&E series The Gifted Ones.  On Wednesday, Temple Athletics announced the death of Merv Jones, Temple’s longtime public address announcer and former athletics communications assistant director, after a “long bout” with cancer. Jones was 54. Jones left his position with Temple Athletics in 2004 to work with Steve Rotfeld Productions in Philadelphia. Jones is survived by his parents, Mervin and Catherine, his sisters, Angela and Kathy Beverly, and his brother, André.center_img Jones returned to Temple in 1998 as an adjunct professor teaching a class called ‘Racism in College Athletics.’ That year, he became the public address announcer for Temple football and Temple Men’s basketball.  “Merv was the consummate professional and loved his Temple Owls, but more importantly, he was a great man beloved by all who knew him,” said Larry Dougherty, Temple’s senior associate athletic director, via Twitter.  Two years later, he joined the Temple Athletics staff as an assistant director in the Owls’ media relations department. He handled the media relations for Temple Women’s basketball coach and Naismith Hall of Famer Dawn Staley. last_img read more

FAVORED GO WEST MARIE OVERCOMES NIGHTMARISH TRIP TO WIN $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE; STEVENS, TRUMAN TEAM FOR VICTORY

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 14, 2015)–“It was an ugly race on my part, but a great result.” So said Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens following Go West Marie’s half length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes at Santa Anita, a race in which the California-bred filly trained by Eddie Truman overcame seemingly insurmountable traffic trouble en route to negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.90.“I didn’t think she’d overcome that traffic that late in the race,” said Truman. “No shot. Gary was just waiting (to find an opening). Any time, right?…and then when they closed the hole coming across the dirt, what’s he going to do? He tried out, he tried in again, and then, zoom. That’s a race horse. What a heart. She is something.”Off at 7-5 in a field of seven older fillies and mares bred or sired in California, Go West Marie, a 4-year-old filly by Western Fame, paid $4.80, $3.40 and $2.20. Now a perfect three-in-a-row with Stevens up, she came off a three quarter length win down the hill in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint on Jan. 24 and with the O’Brien win, improved her overall record to 18-6-1-5. Owned by Peter Redekop BC, Ltd., she picked up $60,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $462,520.“Not really what I want to add to my Hall of Fame tape reel,” quipped Stevens. “I was so loaded coming down the hill with so much horse. Talamo’s filly (Demonica) was lugging out prior to crossing the dirt. I thought, ‘I’m going to get a run here, it’s just a question of when I want to push the button.“I could have come out, but Mike (Smith, aboard Velvet Mesquite) was getting out a bit and I chose to stay inside. It was really the wrong decision. I got stopped cold inside the eighth pole and in these off the hill races, you don’t want to get stopped there. Her turn of foot is brilliant and I had enough (of a) spread that I was able to get out without interfering with the horses behind me.”Last after the first half mile, longshot Qiaona rallied wide-out under Rafael Bejarano to nail Velvet Mesquite by a nose for the place. Off at 9-1, she paid $7.20 and $3.20.Velvet Mesquite, who entered the Irish O’Brien with five wins from eight starts down the hillside course, appeared to have a perfect trip under Mike Smith, but was no match for the winner. The second choice in the wagering at 8-5, she finished a half length in front of Bert’s Melody and paid $2.20 to show.NOTE: The winner, who is out of the Swiss Yodeler mare Marie’s Rose, was bred in California by former trainer Summer Mayberry. –30–last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016

first_imgJerry Hollendorfer10115101515%40%$1,001,706 MOR SPIRIT ‘FOCUSED’ IN SAN FELIPE WORKWith the Man Upstairs set to unleash a deluge around 8 o’clock tonight, the Men Downstairs flooded the track with horses getting in their final major licks before next Saturday, when Santa Anita presents one of its biggest days of the Winter Meet, featuring the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, the Grade II San Felipe Stakes for three-year-olds with Triple Crown aspirations, and the Grade II San Carlos Stakes for some of the nation’s crack sprinters.Four leading three-year-olds worked for the San Felipe, headed by Mor Spirit, who went six furlongs in company with Dream Team in 1:12.20 under Martin Garcia. Dream Team was timed in 1:12.60.“I liked the way he went,” Bob Baffert said of Mor Spirit. “He went really well. His company was trying to stay with him, but he did well.“Martin did a great job keeping him focused. We beat the rain, we’re all set.“Now we’ve just got to wait.”The following contenders also worked Saturday for the 1 1/16-mile San Felipe, a major steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby at 1 1/8 miles on April 9:            Danzing Candy, five furlongs in 1:01 flat under Mike Smith: “It was good,” trainer Cliff Sise Jr. said. “He’s happy.”Exaggerator, five furlongs under Kent Desormeaux in 1:00.40: “That’s the same time I got,” trainer Keith Desormeaux said, giving a nod of thanks to Santa Anita’s team of clockers, adding, “I don’t know how those guys can clock 50 horses at the same time. It’s a special skill.“It was a nice work. He finished in 22 and four. That’s not bad. He was under control, limber, and wasn’t stressed out afterwards, all things you want to see in a horse getting ready for a race, so we’re happy.”Smokey Image, four furlongs in company with Fourth Watch, 48.60, with Victor Espinoza in the irons for Carla Gaines: “Unbelievable,” Espinoza said. “He’s ready to go.”Uncle Lino, five furlongs in 59.60 with regular rider Fernando Perez aboard: “I put some horses in front of him,” said trainer Gary Sherlock. “He’s ready.” IMPERATIVE WORKS ‘GREAT’ FOR BIG ‘CAPImperative, who lost the San Antonio Stakes by a nose so close even his jockey Mike Smith thought he won, worked five furlongs Saturday in 59.80 for the Santa Anita Handicap.Jockey Santiago Gonzalez was in the saddle.“He worked great,” trainer Richard Baltas said. “He went very easy.”Hard Aces also drilled for the race, going six furlongs for John Sadler in 1:12.20.East Coast invader Effinex, the likely favorite, galloped a mile and a half Saturday for the Big ‘Cap, according to Kent Sweezey, assistant to trainer Jimmy Jerkens.Fans at Santa Anita on Big Cap Day will receive a free Santa Anita Fleece Blanket presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino with paid admission while supplies last.            First post time will be 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Joseph Talamo17518202210%34%$969,859 FINISH LINES: There were 357 recorded workouts at Santa Anita Saturday, including 30 on the dirt training track . . . Texas Red, winner of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, worked six furlongs Saturday in 1:14.40 for Keith Desormeaux, who also sent the stakes-winning Swipe five furlongs in 1:02.20, while La Canada winner Taris, prepping for the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes on March 19, went five furlongs in a bullet 59.20 for Simon Callaghan. Regular rider Gary Stevens was up . . . Trainer John Sadler expects Eclipse Award champion Stellar Wind to be “on the work tab soon, after the weather breaks.” . . . With three wins Friday, Rafael Bejarano has opened a 45-39 lead over runner-up Santiago Gonzalez . . . Doug O’Neill holds a 22-21 lead over Phil D’Amato among trainers . . . Patty Sterling will represent jockey Tiago Pereira with the start of the new condition book out next week, replacing veteran Vince DeGregory. WILD DUDE SEEKS SAN CARLOS REPEATWild Dude makes his first start since the Breeders’ Cup Sprint last Oct. 31 when he runs in next Saturday’s Grade II San Carlos Stakes which he won last year by three-quarters of a length over Kobe’s Back.“He needed the race in the Palos Verdes last year before he won the San Carlos, and he had been off from April,” pointed out Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.“This time he’s only been off since the end of October. It’s not the same kind of layoff. He didn’t miss much training so we should have him ready.”Wild Dude worked seven furlongs Saturday in 1:26 flat with Rafael Bejarano aboard. Tyler Baze19920312910%40%$1,084,681 John Sadler65128618%40%$549,604 TOP SOPHS WORK FOR SAN FELIPE STAKESIMPERATIVE IN EASY DRILL FOR THE BIG ‘CAPWHAT A VIEW STEPS UP IN GRADE I KILROECHAMP BEHOLDER BREEZES TO BEAT RAINWILD DUDE TO DEFEND SAN CARLOS TITLE Drayden Van Dyke11313131512%36%$742,069 Santiago Gonzalez21039292519%44%$1,531,154 Martin Garcia961691017%36%$913,304 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS David Lopez1192091617%38%$607,901 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Bob Baffert7917121222%52%$1,263,570 Doug O’Neill13822192116%45%$1,133,083center_img Richard Baltas8215121018%45%$999,939 WHAT A VIEW TACKLES GRADE I FOES IN KILROE MILEWhat a View goes from an impressive win against state-breds in the California Cup Turf Classic on Jan. 30 to the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) next Saturday. Trainer Kenny Black knows it won’t be an easy task.“He worked well on the dirt training track yesterday (four furlongs in 1:01.40) and went well,” Black said, “but I wish we had some place else to run.”Asked why, Black rattled off, “Obviously, Om, Bolo, Bal a Bali. They’re tough horses, but we have no other spot, so we’ll find out what we have.”A five-year-old gelded son of Vronsky, What a View won his last two races by more than three lengths, each at a mile and an eighth. He won at a mile here last August and is unbeaten in three starts on Santa Anita’s turf course.Arcadia Stakes winner Bolo worked five furlongs for the Kilroe with Mike Smith up in 1:02 for trainer Carla Gaines. “He went really nice,” Smith said. Fernando Perez1351113198%32%$643,649 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mario Gutierrez15119272113%44%$1,145,204 Agapito Delgadillo75118615%33%$301,407 Flavien Prat19034292818%48%$1,982,741 Rafael Bejarano19745372023%52%$1,946,722 Philip D’Amato9821161721%55%$1,106,965 (Current Through Friday, March 4) Kent Desormeaux8512211614%58%$1,026,250 Edwin Maldonado13325111419%38%$858,805 BEHOLDER BREEZES TO BEAT THE RAINThree-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder had her second breeze in preparation for her return to the races at age six, going three furlongs Saturday morning in 36.80, breezing, for Richard Mandella, who has the Grade I Vanity Stakes on June 4 as a long-range goal.“A lot of rain is coming so we went ahead and breezed her,” Mandella said of the daughter of Henny Hughes owned by B. Wayne Hughes who has not raced since winning the Zenyatta Stakes last Sept. 26.“She couldn’t look any better.”Beholder, winner of 11 of 12 starts at Santa Anita, has won her last six races and 15 of 20 overall in her brilliant career. Peter Eurton7212191117%58%$756,717 Peter Miller981191211%33%$476,780last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016

first_imgPeter Miller631510624%49%$530,170 O’NEILL: LIFE GOES ON AFTER NYQUISTHorse racing, like life, is relative. So last Saturday, when Kentucky Derby winner andtwo-year-old colt champion of 2015 Nyquist was declared out of Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic due to a “puffy ankle” and ultimately retired, Doug O’Neill suffered the emotional pangs, then understandably moved on to the business at hand.The 48-year-old trainer has horses entered in 10 Breeders’ Cup races, five tomorrow and five on Saturday. The amicable and readily accessible O’Neill made his rounds as is the norm Thursday morning, milling between the noticeably above average throng on hand at Clockers’ Corner in picture-perfect Southern California weather for the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships unfolding for an unprecedented ninth time at The Great Race Place.“Nyquist is officially retired and is in Lexington (Kentucky) with Darley,” O’Neill said between schmoozing with well wishers. “He’s been turned out there, looks great and is settling in (for his stud career).“It’s hard to put into words what his absence means emotionally, because he’s a member of the family. But he’s only a plane ride away to visit and we’ll keep in steady touch with the people at Darley who work with Nyquist, so it’s like a family member who’s moved out of the house.”As for an objective opinion on the Classic now that he’s out of it, O’Neill opted for the home team: “The Cal-bred,” he said, referring to California Chrome.Art Sherman, trainer of Classic favorite California Chrome, was happy not to draw the rail in the mile and a quarter race, which he had done in his last two starts, the Pacific Classic and the Awesome Again Stakes.“I had to laugh at the post position draw (Monday),” Sherman said, “because nobody could be unlucky enough to get No. One three times in a row.” Joseph Talamo5388215%34%$348,560 Bob Baffert32117334%66%$914,190 FINISH LINES: With three racing days remaining, Rafael Bejarano holds a 19-18 lead over Tyler Baze in the jockeys’ race, with Kent Desormeaux and Norberto Arroyo Jr. right on their heels at 17 each . . . Among trainers, Peter Miller has a comfortable 15-11 lead over runners-up Doug O’Neill and Bob Baffert . . . Santa Anita will have an NFL presence tonight when the league showcases the Atlanta Falcons on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 5:25 p.m. on NBC-TV. A few weeks back, Bodega Studios shot the lead-in for the game in Santa Anita’s tunnels that lead to the Paddock Room and the Infield. The promo features the a cappella band Pentatonix . . .  Frank Scatoni, author of Six Secrets of Successful Bettors, will be Tom Quigley‘s guest Sunday, 10:50 a.m., in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Santa Anita’s jocks’ room usually is comfortable accommodating its base group of about 20 riders, but during Breeders’ Cup weekend, the number more than doubles to about 50, according to Assistant Clerk of Scales Charlie McCaul, who’s been on the beat at Santa Anita for 30 years. Jerry Hollendorfer5056610%34%$331,155 (Current Through Sunday, Oct. 30) Gary Sherlock1752129%47%$142,590 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tyler Baze861891121%44%$628,865 Carla Gaines1741224%41%$235,770 Doug O’Neill7711101714%49%$518,776 TIZ A KISS GOES FOR GOLDIKOVA GOLDTiz a Kiss, a consistent California-bred daughter of Tiznow, returns to perhaps her favorite distance, at one mile on turf in Sunday’s closing day feature, the Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up.Although she has only one win at a mile on grass, she does have four seconds and is shortening up from a mile and a quarter, when she finished fifth by three lengths in the Grade I Rodeo Drive Stakes on Oct. 1.“She’s a late developer and seems to be in her best form ever,” said Richard Baltas, trainer of the six-year-old gray mare for Barbara and Ron Perry of Berkeley, California, who campaign as Cicero Farms, LLC.Tiz a Kiss has a 4-6-1 record from 21 starts with earnings of $320,751, but seeks her first stakes win in the Goldikova. She worked five furlongs last Sunday in 1:01.The Goldikova, race six of nine with a first post time of 12 noon: Nancy From Nairobi, Joel Rosario; Prize Exhibit, Mike Smith; Queen of the Sand, Rafael Bejarano; Majestic Heat, Flavien Prat; Zindaya, Javier Castellano; Hillhouse High, Santiago Gonzalez; and Tiz a Kiss, Kent Desormeaux. Kent Desormeaux621771127%56%$686,005 Flavien Prat8715171417%53%$1,192,833 Rafael Bejarano10119221319%53%$1,244,183 Eddie Truman1441329%57%$107,675 Victor Espinoza3868416%47%$783,050 Gary Stevens3346912%58%$467,645 Martin Pedroza7095313%24%$302,639center_img Mike Smith2344317%48%$262,205 Jamie Theriot564257%20%$208,259 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.9017121319%47%$678,453 Philip D’Amato4572516%31%$457,630 Fernando Perez551031018%42%$255,800 William Spawr1343131%62%$124,413 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jeff Mullins1440329%50%$125,945 Robert Hess, Jr.1842222%44%$114,395 Mike Puype2541116%24%$135,270 NYQUIST GONE BUT O’NEILL LOOKS TO THE FUTUREMIGLIORE RECALLS $75 UPSET WITH DESERT CODETIZ A KISS GOES FOR GOLDIKOVA GOLD IN FINALE Stewart Elliott474449%26%$223,338 Tiago Pereira6588112%26%$340,980 MIGLIORE FANCIES BEHOLDER IN DISTAFFRichard Migliore, the personable former rider on hand for the Breeders’ Cup races as analyst for the Breeders’ Cup “Player’s Show,” a simulcast feed that goes world wide, had fond memories of winning the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at 36-1 on Desert Code for trainer David Hofmans.A four-year-old son of E Dubai, Desert Code came from 12th after a quarter-mile in a field of 14 in the turf race at about 6 ½ furlongs to win by a half-length at a juicy $75 win mutuel.After a half mile, Desert Code had only three horses beat.“Desert Code was always a horse that was close to the pace,” said Migliore, a 52-year-old native of Babylon, New York, retired for the past six years, “so I came away from the gate driving to get position, and we went about 50 yards and he pinned his ears on me. He was telling me he wasn’t happy with me hustling him, so I just put my hands down and trusted the horse, and he backed up a long ways, and I was nervous, I was worried.“About the three-eighths pole he was kind of leaning into the bit and had one horse beat at that point. I had a lot to do and there was a lot of traffic in front of us. I had to wait until we crossed the dirt to move, because you always get in trouble if you move before you reach the dirt . . . Anyway, we waited, the horses fanned out and we just got up. When you look at the fractions, the horse was telling me we were going too fast, stop pushing on me.“Honestly, the horse should have never been 36-1. He had won five races down the hill and you can’t discount horses that have an affinity for it.”Migliore evaluated the two marquee Breeders’ Cup races thusly: “I really like Beholder in the Distaff. I don’t think the last two races set up well for her, taking nothing away from Stellar Wind, who was extremely good, and Songbird obviously is a brilliant three-year-old, but we’ve seen through history, when Seattle Slew beat Affirmed, Affirmed was three, Slew was four.“When Affirmed beat Spectacular Bid, Affirmed was four, Bid was three, so I’m going to lean towards an older horse in that situation, even as brilliant as Songbird is.“I think Richard Mandella has Beholder primed for the best race she’s run this year and she’s only been narrowly beaten by Stellar Wind, so I really believe in my heart that Beholder is the horse in the Distaff.Noted Mandella on Beholder’s farewell race: “Few people in the world ever got to experience what I’ve had year after year with Beholder. She’s probably as good as any horse I’ve had. I’m not saying there might not have been a better one that’s stayed around who’s been so good.“If there were any, there weren’t many that got better, so I’m very fortunate.”Continued Migliore: “The Classic is so intriguing, because California Chrome is so good and so brilliant. He’s a great horse. You can say that without any reservation. Arrogate was so brilliant in the Travers, but here’s the thing I wonder about.“At some point, they’ve got to take each other on. Now is it going by the wire the first time, is it down the backstretch, that’s the question? And if they hook up early, and they have to respect each other and are really eye-balling each other, something’s got to give. So it could set up for a horse not as good as they are.“If it works out that way, I think the horse that benefits is Frosted, because he’s going to be sitting fourth or fifth. If I’m on Arrogate outside of Chrome, do I come out running and make sure he commits, or do I let my horse float away and put pressure on him later?” Peter Eurton2142319%43%$250,359 Richard Baltas581010617%45%$512,080 Mark Glatt3166919%68%$236,916 SANTA ANITA STATISTICSlast_img read more