Tony Morris: Sea the Stars is ‘one of best I’ve ever seen’

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  1. I felt the way Tony did, but I used a baseball analogy, when I wrote the following response to a John Sparkman post on STS on Oct. 4:

    sidfernando said…
    John, I think your analysis is sound, but after watching the race a few times, I’m inclined to actually rate the Arc performance higher because of what the horse had to do to get clear. No ordinary “top” horse could have made the move he did to find the seam and exploit it as he did. Here’s a baseball analogy: A ball gets hit into the hole at deep short, and most shortstops might not even have the range to get to the ball; some might, but they might not be able to make the play — but you couldn’t give them an error because they got to the ball. The exceptional shortstop gets to the ball, back hands it in the hole, and has the gun to get the runner out by a step. In essence, that’s what Sea the Stars did — but he actually got the runner out by a few steps comfortably, which makes his play even more impressive.

    You can read John Sparkman’s original post here:
    http://pedigreecurmudgeon.blogspot.com/2009/10/stars-shines-in-arc.html

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