Mr Z to shorten up, pointed to King's Bishop http://t.co/ME6OCCvXn2
— David Grening (@DRFGrening) July 21, 2015
“I always like when a 3YO breaks out of the glamour division for a chance to do what they might be brilliant at …” noted Jessica Chapel of Railbird in an email on the subject. Indeed.
After a little research, I stand by my lower brainstem reaction:
@DRFGrening shades of Caleb's Posse, perhaps
— dana byerly (@superterrific) July 21, 2015
Caleb’s Posse had his breakout cutback performance in the Amsterdam before defeating Uncle Mo in the King’s Bishop. While not as accomplished as Mr. Z in the Glamour Division, he certainly made up for it, going on to cap his 3-year-old campaign with a win the Breeders’ Cup Mile. He followed that up with three game but brutal beats in the Tom Fool, Carter and Met Mile.
Here’s hoping the King’s Bishop launches a similar trajectory for my favorite hard-trying nut job, Mr. Z. In the meantime, please enjoy these Caleb’s Posse replays…
2011 King’s Bishop
2011 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile