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Horsebagger
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:18 pm

Just did a long write up on this race horse by horse and lost it somehow while submitting. Truly your loss, because it was full of sharp wit and sharp opinion. Reminded me of the days when Dustin and Thinair were prominent with good opinions and counter opinions.

Unfortunately, you have to settle for the Readers Digest version now....sorry for those that care.

Pavel - stalks diversify, and gallops by around turn then holds off the closers comfortably to stamp himself the improving 3yo with a shot in the Classic.
Destin/Keen Ice/Good Samaritan fight it out for the minor spoils.

Against Rally Cry and Diversify and both were stingily rebuked in the narrative.

Good luck all.
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:39 pm

I remember Readers Digest...I wonder how many here know what it was? :lol:
There was usually an Ogden Nash poem, IIRC. ;)
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:54 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I remember Readers Digest...I wonder how many here know what it was? :lol:
There was usually an Ogden Nash poem, IIRC. ;)
We still subscribe.
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:22 pm

Horsebagger wrote: Reminded me of the days when Dustin and Thinair were prominent with good opinions and counter opinions.

Andy Serling‏ @andyserling

As much as I want to pick NY Bred Diversify in the #Belmont 10th, the @jockeyclub Gold Cup, I have to think at least one of Pletcher's...
..runners, Rally Cry and/or Destin, will keep him honest early, and @DonegalRacing's Keen Ice may just be too good, especially at the...
..distance. Todd has done a great job getting him back to the top of his game. Pavel is very good, and has run well in all of his races...
..but this may be a tall task, and I think 3YO Good Samaritan may have a better chance to get big piece here. 7-1-3-4 #Belmont 10th.

1 Diversify (NY) 4/G L I Ortiz, Jr. 126 R A Violette, Jr. 7/2
2 Highland Sky (KY) 4/C L R Maragh 126 B Tagg 20/1
3 Good Samaritan (KY) 3/C L J Rosario 122 W I Mott 8/1
4 Pavel (KY) 3/C L M Gutierrez 122 D F O'Neill 5/2
5 Rally Cry (KY) 4/C L J R Velazquez 126 T A Pletcher 6/1
6 Destin (KY) 4/C L L Saez 126 T A Pletcher 12/1
7 Keen Ice (KY) 5/H L J L Ortiz 126 T A Pletcher 9/5
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:54 am

Has Keen Ice always been in Todd's barn?
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:33 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Has Keen Ice always been in Todd's barn?
Negative. He was with Dale Romans for most of his career, prior to Donegal switching him to Pletcher at some point in 2016 (I believe).
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:11 am

Horsebagger wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Has Keen Ice always been in Todd's barn?
Negative. He was with Dale Romans for most of his career, prior to Donegal switching him to Pletcher at some point in 2016 (I believe).
Yeah he moved after coming back from Dubai in 2016.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:54 am

I'm rooting for Good Samaritan.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:31 am

Not the strongest edition so I give the nod to up-and-coming sophomore Pavel.

Really interested to see what Destin does here -- when was the last time he ran?
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:21 pm

I gotta say Keen Ice has matured into a very attractive horse, he looked a might handsome in the paddock just now.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:24 pm

I can't believe I'm watching a race where Keen Ice is 6/5.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:31 pm

Gotta give the 3 year old Pavel credit for going mano a mano with Keen Ice although neither could catch Diversify.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:36 pm

Diversify ran a pretty good race. I think the top 3 all did. Although I'm shocked no one went with him early.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:57 pm

You'd think Mario G would know how to race at Belmont by now. What was he waiting for at the 5/16ths pole?? Looked like he intentionally waited for Keen Ice to come up and blind switch him. Awful ride.

But frankly I gave the winner no shot anyway. Nice race by him, and happy for Rick V.

Still looking for a top effort from Pavel in the BC Classic going a legit 2-turns.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:43 pm

Horsebagger wrote:You'd think Mario G would know how to race at Belmont by now. What was he waiting for at the 5/16ths pole?? Looked like he intentionally waited for Keen Ice to come up and blind switch him. Awful ride.

But frankly I gave the winner no shot anyway. Nice race by him, and happy for Rick V.

Still looking for a top effort from Pavel in the BC Classic going a legit 2-turns.
Mario being Mario. I figure he must have some really good stuff on J. Paul and Doug.
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