VOSBURGH Invitational (G1, $400K, 6F)

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second_glance
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Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Forty Tales (KY) 3/C L J Castellano 122 T A Pletcher
2 Justin Phillip (KY) 5/H L J R Velazquez 124 S M Asmussen
3 Bahamian Squall (FL) 4/C L L Saez 124 D Fawkes
4 Strapping Groom (KY) 6/H L J Alvarado 124 D Jacobson
5 The Lumber Guy (NY) 4/C L M J Luzzi 124 M E Hushion
6 Palace (NY) 4/C L C H Velasquez 124 L Rice
7 Candyman E (KY) 6/G L J Bravo 124 M Mareina
8 Private Zone (ON) 4/G L M A Pedroza 124 D F O'Neill
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:14 pm

The sprint division has really struggled this year as no one has really been able to put together a run of big efforts and really forge to the front of this group. I suspect it's because none of these horses are that great so they will just continue to take turns beating each other.

I'm hoping it's Private Zones turn in this race. I think he can probably control the pace and for a G-1 sprint it does seem a bit short on pace. Bahamian Squall and Justin Philip are basically equals, the Squall seems a bit more tactically agile but I think neither of them will really want/be able to dictate the pace. Hopefully Private Zone can give them the slip while they're keeping an eye on each other.

Private Zone
Justin Philip
Bahamian Squall
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dustino140
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:57 pm

I can't get on board with Forty Tales until he proves he can win a stakes race without Rosario - 3-for-3 with him, 0-for-3 without. His last wasn't bad, but I don't peg him as a "true" 6f type.

Justin Phillip...30 starts into his career he's still too confusing to trust in any race. For every nice effort, there are 3 head scratchers.

Even though Private Zone finally proved he could win a race last time, I'm still wary of any horse that has conceded ground (lengths behind) down the stretch in each of his 9 starts.

The Lumber Guy could be the value, if, and it's a big if, Hushion has woken him up. He just went very wrong last winter and his comeback race was so-so at best but he has been working great out of that one and at least you're getting 8/1 on him this time around. I'd use him, Strapping Groom and Bahamian Squall.
second_glance
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:53 am

Palace is a scratch.
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Flanders
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:16 pm

Wow, I can't believe Private Zone dug in so deep to come back and win. I thought he was done after the half.
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Flanders
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:18 pm

Claim of foul by Justin Phillip's jockey against Private Zone.
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Flanders
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:21 pm

No change.

Private Zone
Justin Phillip
Strapping Groom
Forty Tales
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:23 pm

Flanders wrote:Wow, I can't believe Private Zone dug in so deep to come back and win. I thought he was done after the half.
His connections, in both SA and here, believe he does this intentionally:gets the lead, then waits for a competitor.
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:33 pm

Wow, 1:08 flat. That was fast and gritty too. Good on Private Zone.

This is precedent-setting, all the horses I was rooting for are winning (at least on the East Coast).
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dustino140
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:56 pm

A remarkable loss by Justin Phillip. Some horses just manage to find ways to lose. He's one of them.
second_glance
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:31 pm

108 BSF
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