Bolo

BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:50 pm

Very nice. A big, nearly black colt, and I'm pleased to see his sire, Temple City, carrying on Dynaformer's bloodline.
I wonder if his connections will be trying him on dirt (the oh-so strong pull of Derby fever?) in the future? He clearly loves the green stuff, so it would be nice to see a good young American grass horse developed to take on Euros in our turf races.
thinair
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:23 am

He was really exciting today. Very promising grass horse.
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Ridan_Remembered
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:06 am

Very attractive colt with a seemingly bright future if everything keeps going right for him.
Matt Converse
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:17 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Very nice. A big, nearly black colt, and I'm pleased to see his sire, Temple City, carrying on Dynaformer's bloodline.
I wonder if his connections will be trying him on dirt (the oh-so strong pull of Derby fever?) in the future?
I guess it's possible, he has pretty versatile pedigree for turf and dirt. He trains pretty well on it too, 1:11 2-5 not bad for a work.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:30 am

It sounds like distance won't be a problem.
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It was not the way that Bolo made the jump from a maiden race to the $79,800 Eddie Logan Stakes that impressed trainer Carla Gaines at Santa Anita on Saturday. Nor was it the way the colt fought off a challenge on the lead from Stormy Liberal before pulling away to win the one-mile turf stakes by 4 1/2 lengths. What caught the attention of Gaines was Bolo’s behavior in the winner’s circle.

He’s not even blowing,” she said. Bolo seemed to handle the job with minimal difficulty, leaving Gaines elated with his rapid development.

“You know he’s doing it easy,” Gaines said. “He’s not a rank horse. Just let him settle into his stride, and he’ll go on forever.”
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:02 am

That was a beautiful win. And he behaved well in the post parade compared to his last race. He literally bucked Mike Smith off his back in the post parade. It was kind of comical, he looked like he thought he was in a rodeo, a bucking bronc! Thankfully Smith was ok after the colt's crazy antics. It seems he's growing up into quite the professional race horse.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:35 am

That was effortless. Temple City has been siring some really nice horses.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:18 am

Really impressive. Horse was never asked to run, ears pricked... this guy has a bright future.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:49 pm

Robert Lewis may be next. . .
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Starine
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:40 pm

And Gaines says he can rate.
thinair
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:18 am

Starine wrote:And Gaines says he can rate.
Trainers always say their horses can rate.
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:20 am

thinair wrote:
Starine wrote:And Gaines says he can rate.
Trainers always say their horses can rate.
I know. I just wanted it down for the record.
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:49 am

katmandu wrote:Robert Lewis may be next. . .
Where did you hear that? I've been looking trying to see what might be next for him.
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:55 pm

Just read it over on DRF, I'm not surprised given the dirt runners in his pedigree and his bullet works on the dirt at SA.
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:01 pm

Be on the look out, indeed :D
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:12 pm

For those who might not know his pedigree is 12f turf horse Temple City (Dynaformer) x Danzig mare on top, Chief Seattle (Seattle Slew) dam sire, Vice Regent (Northern Dancer) tail end sire.
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:58 pm

Matt Converse wrote:For those who might not know his pedigree is 12f turf horse Temple City (Dynaformer) x Danzig mare on top, Chief Seattle (Seattle Slew) dam sire, Vice Regent (Northern Dancer) tail end sire.
Temple City may have had his success on the turf, but his dam is a half to Malibu Moon. Lots of dirt in his pedigree.
katmandu
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:55 pm

Not covering the ground well here, at all:

http://www.hrtv.com/videos/workout-anal ... tegoryId=0
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:23 am

Matt Converse wrote:For those who might not know his pedigree is 12f turf horse Temple City (Dynaformer) x Danzig mare on top, Chief Seattle (Seattle Slew) dam sire, Vice Regent (Northern Dancer) tail end sire.
Distance shouldn't be a problem, esp. with Dynaformer on the top line. Bolo's dam has 3 runners of 5 of racing age, and she's a half to Mining My Own (dam of Mine That Bird and Dullahan). However, it's the damsire's family that may be the most influential. Chief Seattle is by Seattle Slew out of an Icecapade mare. Both Slew's dam (My Charmer) and Icecapade's dam (Shenanigans) are considered double copy mares for the X factor genes. That means that, if the pattern holds, Chief Seattle would've passed it to his daughter, who, in turn, may have passed it to Bolo (as the theory is that the gene goes from sire to filly and from filly to her son).

Not really that provable, but something interesting, for sure!
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