2018 Preakness Stakes

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Thu May 17, 2018 5:07 pm

Tessablue wrote:The 2007 Belmont was probably the greatest race I've seen in person, and definitely the most satisfying. I've never had that many dudes patronize me in one day and that's really saying something. I'm so glad Rags shut them all up that day.

The 2007 TC was such an incredible series of races.
I love the race to played only $300.00 that day - straight rags -curlin- hardspun.. tidgo
only got the ex it paid $2800.00 thanks to GG pulling HS up going to wire.

most people don't know why she won even after such a bad trip - first she had proven she was faster- second her full brother did and so did her old man.
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Thu May 17, 2018 5:42 pm

Rags to Riches ran one of the best races I have ever seen in her Belmont win - she went down to her nose at the start - was wide on both turns - very wide on the last turn - and then after all that.... had to have a stretch battle with Curlin - in a mile and a half race - that was so exciting.

we had been watching her run here at santa anita - so we were already big fans of hers, she was fun to watch. but we felt so bad for Garrett Gomez. he didn't ride her in the Belmont. johnny V did an outstanding job that day though. such a shame she had that injury not long after and had to be retired. she was something.
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Thu May 17, 2018 6:07 pm

BigDonOKC wrote:most people don't know why she won even after such a bad trip - first she had proven she was faster- second her full brother did and so did her old man.
Jazil was by Seeking the Gold. She went off as the 2nd favorite, perhaps they were on to something. ;)
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Thu May 17, 2018 7:33 pm

katmandu wrote:He's in with the big fishes, but I will say Tenfold look terrific galloping over the slop this morning, letting his inner Curlin shine in the mud.

https://www.xbtv.com/video/tc18/tenfold ... 17th-2018/
I just watched that workout. He's a heck of a looker.
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Thu May 17, 2018 9:19 pm

I can see Tenfold moving very forwardly off of his Ark Derby race.

Hopefully they aren't running on a lake Saturday.
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Thu May 17, 2018 9:20 pm

Kennedy wrote:I'm drawn towards Bravazo. I think the biggest surprise in the Derby was that he didn't suck. He should have but he didn't.
Bravazo could be Oxbow 2.0, similar campaigns and pedigree features. Just as Good Magic could be Exaggertor 2.0.

I'll take Tenfold

I saw him 2x at OP and put him in my virtual stable. Asmussen had both the dam and sire, so he knows this type, I'm thinking this one could end up being Gun Runner 2.0. I have him pegged on a number of my own "weird" pedigree angles as well for the slop.
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Thu May 17, 2018 9:22 pm

Tessablue wrote:Lukas has mentioned sending Bravazo. Between the two he appears more likely to make an impact early, but who knows with Sporting Chance. Hopefully he stays five wide and far back throughout.
Seems like everyone is "saying" they are sending,. Ortiz said he saw this as a match race, so I guess he is sending, too?
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Thu May 17, 2018 10:16 pm

Tessablue wrote:Lukas has mentioned sending Bravazo. Between the two he appears more likely to make an impact early, but who knows with Sporting Chance. Hopefully he stays five wide and far back throughout.
I doubt SC stays the same number wide throughout, whatever number that may be. He starts out five wide and could end up fifteen wide. Lukas tends to like his horses to get out early, so I just hope SC doesn't interfere with any others. Frankly, Lukas is always there with bells on so to speak for the TC events, but imo there are serious safety concerns with this horse in the race given he's gone sideways more than once in the past.
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Thu May 17, 2018 10:41 pm

luvsgeldings wrote:Rags to Riches ran one of the best races I have ever seen in her Belmont win - she went down to her nose at the start - was wide on both turns - very wide on the last turn - and then after all that.... had to have a stretch battle with Curlin - in a mile and a half race - that was so exciting.

we had been watching her run here at santa anita - so we were already big fans of hers, she was fun to watch. but we felt so bad for Garrett Gomez. he didn't ride her in the Belmont. johnny V did an outstanding job that day though. such a shame she had that injury not long after and had to be retired. she was something.
Don't feel sorry for GG he pull his horse up because they would not let him out of his contract to rider her so he keep the trainer and owner from a pay day they only paid to 3rd.
back then.
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Thu May 17, 2018 10:45 pm

luvsgeldings wrote:Rags to Riches ran one of the best races I have ever seen in her Belmont win - she went down to her nose at the start - was wide on both turns - very wide on the last turn - and then after all that.... had to have a stretch battle with Curlin - in a mile and a half race - that was so exciting.

we had been watching her run here at santa anita - so we were already big fans of hers, she was fun to watch. but we felt so bad for Garrett Gomez. he didn't ride her in the Belmont. johnny V did an outstanding job that day though. such a shame she had that injury not long after and had to be retired. she was something.
Don't feel sorry for GG he pull his horse up because they would not let him out of his contract to rider her so he keep the trainer and owner from a pay day they only paid to 3rd.
back then.
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Fri May 18, 2018 6:26 am

Who won the Preakness the year you were born

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The one and only Sunday Silence!

$315.55 later and no schedule confirming my boyfriend definitely has off (my sister doesn't know she's plan B) and we are Belmont bound... which definitely means that Justify will not win tomorrow. Somehow.
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Fri May 18, 2018 9:51 am

I read comments from multiple posters stating that Justify looked "exhausted" in the stretch and that this might be a reason for one of the Derby placers or also-rans to turn the tables... however...

If Justify was truly exhausted and still no one could reel him in, what does that say about those who finished behind him?
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Fri May 18, 2018 10:18 am

Ballerina wrote:Who won the Preakness the year you were born

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Fri May 18, 2018 10:22 am

Somnambulist wrote:The one and only Sunday Silence!

$315.55 later and no schedule confirming my boyfriend definitely has off (my sister doesn't know she's plan B) and we are Belmont bound... which definitely means that Justify will not win tomorrow. Somehow.
If he wants to do that he'll have to break the heretofore unbreakable "pgf has a wedding on Belmont day so a TC will be on the line" record.
ETA: ditto on Sunday Silence.
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Fri May 18, 2018 10:29 am

Just checking up on our new favorite horse...

Lucky #7 again and only 7 opponents. I'm still not betting on it knowing Justify will go off at 2/5 and he's recovering from a bruised heel. I knew after he won the Santa Anita Derby and if he won the Kentucky Derby, he could be an awful bet for the rest of his career and it looks that way.

If Justify wins and he should still win this (although I did say that about Nyquist & Always Dreaming as well), let's go watch him try to make history in three weeks. If he loses because this is his 5th start in a span of three months, hopefully he rests up and it opens up a potential 4YO campaign.

Rooting for him hard tomorrow. Will take a break from work about 3pm and catch it on TV. I just find the Preakness such a bad, bad bet for favorites nowadays no matter how good the horse is. Feels like a trap race. Recovering from a bruised heel, 2/5, and a rush job of five starts in 91 days? Nah. Just watch.
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Fri May 18, 2018 10:30 am

What's it mean if there's no picture of the winner from the year you were born?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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