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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!
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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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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
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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.
thinair
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:02 pm

It's not hard to follow the dots from West Point to Dylan Davis....not that it's a bad thing, as Dylan is riding well and he fits that horse well. He's also dressed up off am ideal situation in the San Vicente and if Nero also comes to the Gotham, a reversal of their finish position is likely.
Matt Converse
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:48 am

But Baffert is known to call audibles.
I think that's Pletcher horse...ha.
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:39 am

Cash Out (3-Year-Old Filly)
Date: February 26, 2018
Track: PALM MEADOWS TRAINING CENTER
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:55 Breezing
Track Condition: Firm
Surface: Turf
Rank: 3/8
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:34 pm

Some horses just appear to be very happy once they're let loose to run fast.....
https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/968254626372841472
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:41 pm

Who is the gorgeous lead pony shown in Justify's work?
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:09 pm

Haskin pointed out in his latest column that the regally bred Hollywood Star (Malibu Moon x Hollywood Story) recently smoked 0:57 1/5 on the Gulfstream turf. :shock:
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:32 pm

The lead pony in Justify's work is one of Baffert's hunky little reining QH's. IIRC, the buckskin is Smoky...but I can't remember the palomino's name. :oops: They've been discussed on this forum before, and there may even be some photos somewhere, way back in these threads. :P
Wasn't Smoky AP's constant companion?
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:15 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The lead pony in Justify's work is one of Baffert's hunky little reining QH's. IIRC, the buckskin is Smoky...but I can't remember the palomino's name. :oops: They've been discussed on this forum before, and there may even be some photos somewhere, way back in these threads. :P
Wasn't Smoky AP's constant companion?
Yep he quickly rose to fame because of it... that and his almost constant grump-face from having to deal with 3yo TB colts all the time :lol:
I think BB demonstrated a reining spin on him once iirc.
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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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:43 am

A Different Style (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 27, 2018
Track: PARX RACING
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:11 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/28
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