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Tessablue
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Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:23 pm

Does anyone know where you can watch the race online tomorrow? I don't have TVG and it doesn't look like the betting websites stream Longchamps. Would appreciate any help!
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:01 am

Since I can't get TVG, I'm just hoping that NBC/NBCSN will offer a replay of the Arc during their Keeneland programming.
At least a stretch run? Please? :P
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:46 am

I'ts ridiculous. The US ADWs offer betting on the race, but don't show the race.

So, guess I won't give them my $$.
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ThreeMustangs
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:12 am

Xpressbet is showing Longchamp.

The heavy going is worriesome. It’s not Enable’s favorite.
Tessablue
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:47 am

Twinspires doesn't have it, only thing I could find was a livestream of the British channel ITV1. Ridiculous that it's not easier to access for us.

Twenty minutes! I'm also worried about the ground, but I think she'll still do it.
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:58 am

I’m feeling nervous ill. Come on Enable!!

Last time I felt this nervous about a race was 10 years ago when Sea The Stars contested this race. I hope history repeats itself!
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:11 am

It’s an upset, Waldgeist runs her down

Enable 2nd
Sotsass 3rd
Japan 4th
Magical 5th
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ThreeMustangs
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:13 am

Damn it.
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CoronadosQuest
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:13 am

Wow, I was for sure she had it! Congratulations to the very cute Waldgeist though! He ran extremely well!
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:19 am

Bummer!!!!!
Tessablue
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:20 am

On the channel I was watching they interviewed Gosden right afterwards and he said something like, "she ran great and just got outstayed over the ground by a good horse." I think that sums it up- she looked tired late, and Waldgeist loves soft turf. Congratulations to him and his connections, and Enable lost nothing in defeat!

Gosden also sounded doubtful that this would be her last race, so stay tuned...
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:22 am

I remember seeing an article on RP this week that said something like "Enable is unbeatable and here's why."

The Titanic was unsinkable.
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:23 am

Tessablue wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:20 am
On the channel I was watching they interviewed Gosden right afterwards and he said something like, "she ran great and just got outstayed over the ground by a good horse." I think that sums it up- she looked tired late, and Waldgeist loves soft turf. Congratulations to him and his connections, and Enable lost nothing in defeat!

Gosden also sounded doubtful that this would be her last race, so stay tuned...
Breeders' Cup?

Waldgeist was 5th behind Enable when she won the 2018 edition.
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:25 am

Highly doubt she’s going to the BC. She’s had a tough season unlike last year where the Arc was just her 2nd race and she practically peaked in the BC. I reckon she’s done for the year and I would be shocked to see her race on at 6.
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:29 am

She run a great race! I thought she had it. Then I thought "oh man I hope she sees Waldgeist on the outside", usually if a horse is closer to her she finds another gear, but yeah she was a bit tired.

I don't see any way that she'll go to the BC. Nothing to gain really, she had a tough season (last year she was fresh). I think that this was her last race. Maybe they'll have one more race so people can kinda say good bye and where she can go out a winner. If she would be mine I would retire her too. What else could she prove? They could try her on the dirt, but I think that would be a bit unfair (although she does like to train on the all weather a lot) to ask of her.

I'm thankful and happy we got to see her as a 5 year old! Could have retired her last year, or even the year before, but he kept her racing. Same with Frankel a few years back. IMO she's done enough :D
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:56 pm

Is there any talk of Waldgeist coming over for the BC? He's always been a good horse and while I was rooting for Enable I was not surprised to see him pull the slight upset here.
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:58 pm

The DRF reporting makes it sound like Waldgeist is possible for the turf- or at least he's likely to run again this year. He did run in the Turf last year, although you'd think the SA ground wouldn't really be to his liking.
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:40 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:58 pm
The DRF reporting makes it sound like Waldgeist is possible for the turf- or at least he's likely to run again this year. He did run in the Turf last year, although you'd think the SA ground wouldn't really be to his liking.
Thanks. He might still be good enough to get it done, even if it's firmer than he likes.
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Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:18 am

Waldgeist means "forest spirit", "nature spirit", "forest ghost", etc. in German.
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