3yos of 2018

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Starine
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:17 pm

Mendelssohn Possible for European Kentucky Derby Trail
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... erby-trail
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:35 pm

Solomini (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 17, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 59:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/57

McKinzie (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 17, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.12:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/18
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Baffert has another 3yo colt who may have a world of potential. His Scat Daddy colt, Justify, just won the 2nd at Santa Anita, a 7-furlong MSW on the main, by what looked like double digits. A gorgeous 'gleaming chestnut' (Wrona's words), I suspect we may see this one in a stakes next.
I know that a more measured progression would have him in an allowance next but, hey, it's just a little over two months to the Derby. Connections with good colts aren't likely to be 'measured' in their approach to where they next run their talented boys. :roll:
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:35 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Baffert has another 3yo colt who may have a world of potential. His Scat Daddy colt, Justify, just won the 2nd at Santa Anita, a 7-furlong MSW on the main, by what looked like double digits. A gorgeous 'gleaming chestnut' (Wrona's words), I suspect we may see this one in a stakes next.
I know that a more measured progression would have him in an allowance next but, hey, it's just a little over two months to the Derby. Connections with good colts aren't likely to be 'measured' in their approach to where they next run their talented boys. :roll:
Jeff Siegel
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It's not too late to consider Justify a possibility for the Derby, according to Bob Baffert. "There is a plan," says Bob. What is it? "I can't tell you, but there is a plan." Needless to say, Justify's maiden win was the most impressive of the year.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:23 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Baffert has another 3yo colt who may have a world of potential. His Scat Daddy colt, Justify, just won the 2nd at Santa Anita, a 7-furlong MSW on the main, by what looked like double digits. A gorgeous 'gleaming chestnut' (Wrona's words), I suspect we may see this one in a stakes next.
I know that a more measured progression would have him in an allowance next but, hey, it's just a little over two months to the Derby. Connections with good colts aren't likely to be 'measured' in their approach to where they next run their talented boys. :roll:
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Treve
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:32 pm

Could Justify finally be the one to break the Curse of Apollo? :lol:
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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Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:12 pm

Random notes from DRF....

Marconi has shipped from New York to Florida, and will contest the Fountain of Youth on March 3rd.

Unbeaten colt Magnum Moon headed to Rebel for next start, per Pletcher

Vino Rosso to Tampa Bay Derby; Velazquez to ride him that day, which is why Prat is on World Approval at SA

Saez chooses Strike Power for Fountain of Youth

Albarado picks up Free Drop Billy
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
PJMIII
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:27 pm

Tap Rap Strike (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 21, 2018
Track: PALM MEADOWS TRAINING CENTER
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:90 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/13


Firenze Fire (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 21, 2018
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 51:23 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 51/57
tcw
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:51 pm

Anyone know why Justify took so long to run in the afternoon?
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:35 pm

One prep for Kentucky for Avery Island
Godolphin trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is forming the opinion that Avery Island will need just one more run under his belt before lining up in the G1 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, 5 May.

McLaughlin is looking at the G2 Louisiana Derby, over one mile and an eighth, on Saturday, 24 March, as the colt’s final prep race for the ‘Run For The Roses.’

A range of options were laid out before the trainer following the colt’s noteworthy victory in the G3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct on 3 February.

But McLaughlin is coming around to the view that only one more start is required to prepare for the big day — unlike stablemate Enticed, who needs to build up qualifying points to ensure a place in the field.

“The Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds fits us well for Avery Island. It is seven weeks since the Withers at Aqueduct, and six weeks before the Kentucky Derby. We are tentatively pointing that way (Fair Grounds). The timing is good,” he said.

As a back-up, McLaughlin also has the G2 Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland and the G2 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, both on Saturday, 7 April, to fall back on, should the colt need an extra run.

The trainer added that Enticed was likely to go next for the G3 Gotham Stakes, over one mile, at Aqueduct on Saturday, 10 March.

“I would like him to have two runs before the Kentucky Derby, and he needs to perform well to get to Churchill Downs,” he pointed out.

Enticed finished fourth to Audible in the G2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, 3 February.

Both McLaughlin’s Derby colts are scheduled to have serious training work-outs this Friday.
https://news.godolphin.com/news/one-pre ... ery-island
Matt Converse
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Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:18 pm

tcw wrote:Anyone know why Justify took so long to run in the afternoon?
Bob didn't want to build up any early Derby hype. You know how he likes to fly under the radar and stay out of the spotlight.
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Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:23 am

^^^^^ Ahahaha!
I ran marathons. I saw the Taj Mahal by Moonlight. I drove Highway 1 in a convertible. I petted Zenyatta.
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Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:20 am

Prince Lucky (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 23, 2018
Track: FAIR GROUNDS
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:60 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/26
Izvestia
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Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:21 pm

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... asonal-bow

This photo of Good Magic - wow - he looks rock solid.
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Treve
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Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:52 pm

Will's Pioneer (3-Year-Old Colt) (full to Cairo Prince)
Date: February 24, 2018
Track: SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 59:80 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/24

Mississippi (3-Year-Old Colt) - does anyone know where he is pointed to next?
Date: February 24, 2018
Track: PALM MEADOWS TRAINING CENTER
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:00 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/27
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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Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:06 am

Solomini (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 24, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.24:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/3

McKinzie (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 24, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.25:40 Handily
Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/3
PJMIII
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:41 am

Choo Choo (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 25, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 50:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 17/21
stark
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:16 pm

With rain in the forecast for Monday night at Santa Anita, trainer Bob Baffert moved up a planned work for Justify by a day or two, and he went an effortless five furlongs in 1:01.40 Monday under jockey Drayden Van Dyke shortly after the first renovation break at 6:30.

Justify got a Beyer Speed Figure of 104 for the his maiden win eight days ago. He is likely to make his next start in the Sunland Derby on March 25. That race offers 50 points to the winner towards a berth in the Kentucky Derby. But Baffert is known to call audibles.

He was just floating in his work on Monday. He really is a beautiful mover.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/40632-brill ... in-1-01-40
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:40 pm

Dylan Davis, who has been on fire at Aqueduct this winter, has picked up a plum assignment for the Gotham Stakes. He has been tabbed to ride San Vicente winner Kanthaka in that March 10 race at Aqueduct, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Monday.

"We got the leading rider there," Hollendorfer said.

Kanthaka was ridden by Flavien Prat in the San Vicente, but Prat is committed to stay at Santa Anita on March 10 for a blockbuster card, headed by the Santa Anita Handicap. Prat will ride male turf champ World Approval in the Kilroe Mile that day.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:47 pm

From Privman @ DRF
Bolt d'Oro worked six furlongs from the gate officially in 1:12 on Monday morning at Santa Anita, his penultimate drill in preparation for his 3yo debut in the San Felipe Stakes on March 10.

Jockey Javier Castellano was aboard for the work. He told me Bolt d'Oro "kind of fell asleep a little bit" in the gate, awaiting the start after loading. He said a few strides into the work, "he jumped right in the bridle."

Private clocker Gary Young had a final time of 1:12.40, with fractions of 24, 35.60, 47.60, 1:00.40, a seven-furlong gallop out in 1:25.20, and a mile in 1:40.40.

Castellano knuckled down on Bolt d'Oro approaching the wire to have him go out.

This was the main work for Bolt d'Oro prior to the San Felipe. His owner and trainer, Mick Ruis, told me he'd work again on Sunday, an easy half-mile, and that'll be that.

https://twitter.com/BritneyEurton/statu ... 0451624960
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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