Not long after the Maskette, Bold 'N Determined was being walked in circles near her barn to cool out. She looked dead tired. When asked when she might start again, Drysdale said, "I don't know. My horse gave a Kentucky Derby winner four pounds [mainly because B 'N D had run and won this summer, while Risk hadn't raced since the Belmont] and won. Rule of thumb says you pick up weight off a win and the loser drops weight. I really don't know what to do."
The consensus has been that Genuine Risk is the best of the 3-year-olds, male and female. Although she did lose ground by running wide in the Maskette, she also got ahead of Bold 'N Determined but couldn't win, even with her weight advantage. Might it just be that Genuine Risk is better than every 3-year-old colt or gelding in the country and not even at the top of her own division? As of now, it certainly seems that way.