Hard Spun Foals

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Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:16 am

Article about SPUN TO RUN getting new jockey, but no respect.

https://twitter.com/theTDN/status/12197 ... 96800?s=19
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Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:17 pm

Another article and analysis of SPUN TO RUN's chances in the race.

https://twitter.com/USRacingToday/statu ... 66465?s=19

and

https://twitter.com/theTDN/status/12201 ... 46496?s=20
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Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:28 am

SPUN TO RUN scratched from Peg WC due to skin disease over much of his body. Trainer mentioned skin problem the other day as not a big deal. It must have gotten a lot worse.

EDIT: More info...it's hives. Will regroup and possibly point to Godolphin Mile.
https://amp.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... ssion=true

Also:

https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/s ... I8.twitter
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Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:19 pm

Donegal Aces won a maiden claiming race #10 off the turf at Gulfstream Park today. His record is now 5-1-2-0. He is a full brother to Hard Aces.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QhBSZNou3A
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Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:09 pm

I think Malpais finished last or close to it in race #6 at Houston. Stonerside Sprint Stakes. First race back in 8 months. Got of rather slow then was rushed up to contend right off the pace. Ran out of gas soon after that. Kind of a tough spot off the layoff.
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Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:26 pm

Out For A Spin finished last, too, in the Houston Ladies Classic (G3) today. Same thing kind of happened to her. Didn't break very fast, was rushed up to track the leader and then ran out of gas. Perplexing ride, just like the other.
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:20 pm

A THREAD OF BLUE nominated to G3 Tampa Bay Stakes on Feb 8, 2020 at Tampa Bay Downs. 1 1/16 mi turf
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MTO wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:20 pm
A THREAD OF BLUE nominated to G3 Tampa Bay Stakes on Feb 8, 2020 at Tampa Bay Downs. 1 1/16 mi turf
Oh, great! Hope this one pans out!
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:16 pm

New Darley Hard Spun movie. They left out his win over Street Sense and second in BCC, but it' still good.

https://twitter.com/DarleyAmerica/statu ... 39206?s=19
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:54 pm
NECKER ISLAND nominated to G3 Swale at Gulfstream on Feb 1. Necker Island beat Silver State by a nose in an allowance. Silver State(by Hard Spun) ran a good 2nd this past weekend in the G3 LeComte.

GREEN LIGHT GO nominate to both G3 Swale and Holly Bull at Gulfstream on Feb 1. More likely for Swale. Hate to see these 2 Hard Spun colts run against each other.

NECKER ISLAND and GREEN LIGHT GO entered in G3 Swale. Field of 8. GLG post 4, Necker Is post 6
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:27 am

Lots of rain coming into Gulfstream Park all day Sat 2/1/2020 and it rained over night.

Likely a sloppy or muddy track for the Swale . Trainer had scratched Green Light Go back in the fall from a G1 race rather than run on a sloppy track. But he was focusing on a spring Derby campaign for GLG. Hopefully he won't scratch again due to the track. Even if he does, Necker Island is another Hard Spun in the Swale.

Necker Island's last race was a win in the slop. It was his best speed figure. PPs for Swale show that only Necker Island has raced on a sloppy track. Shivaree's first race was a good track. Everyone else only raced on fast track.
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:26 pm

Unfortunate result in the Swale. Green Light Go 3rd, Necker Island 5th. Maybe GLG would benefit from Lasix.
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:37 pm

Spin Rate won his debut at Fairgrounds in race 8 today. He's a 4yo. He was a $7K purchase as a 2yo. Must have had some issues if he just debuted today. He really got left at the gate! Had a lot of work to do. Looked good doing it.

Replay: https://www.tvg.com/handicapping/race-replays
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https://www.drf.com/news/hidden-scroll- ... te-scratch

Hidden Scroll, a late scratch from a Jan. 17 allowance at Gulfstream Park after becoming fractious in the starting gate, has resumed training for Bill Mott at Payson Park and could make his delayed return within the next few weeks....

"He’s all healed up from some scrapes and bruises he got from that incident and should be back on the work tab soon. He looks tremendously well, absolutely.”
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MTO wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:47 pm
https://www.drf.com/news/hidden-scroll- ... te-scratch

Hidden Scroll, a late scratch from a Jan. 17 allowance at Gulfstream Park after becoming fractious in the starting gate, has resumed training for Bill Mott at Payson Park and could make his delayed return within the next few weeks....

"He’s all healed up from some scrapes and bruises he got from that incident and should be back on the work tab soon. He looks tremendously well, absolutely.”
Well, bless his pea-pickin' little heart! I hope he comes through for us. January was a very disappointing month! And then Green Light Go flopped in the Swale with Necker Island even farther back. I see that Silver Slate is on the KD Future Pool that just came out. I wonder if we will see him in the Risen Star?
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Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:19 pm

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Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:19 pm

Somehow I missed this 10-length win by Bell Ringer in race #3 at Sam Houston on January 31. This was his first win in 11 starts and he did it in a big way. I think his new trainer agrees with him. He's had a second and a win in two starts with the new trainer.

video: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... on-1-31-20
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:46 pm

Nice work by Hard Not To Love this morning at Santa Anita, second fastest of 29 at the distance. Next start possibly Santa Monica Stakes next Saturday.

video: https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/12 ... 78240?s=20
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:04 pm

Nice video of Hard Not To Love with John Sheriffs talking about the challenges of training her with her just having one eye, which causes her to panic at times.

https://www.xbtv.com/video/john-shirref ... t-to-love/

If you keep watching after this video, there are other videos in which he talks about some of the other horses in his stable, including Zellda.
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