2019 Two-Year-Olds

BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:59 am

I can't remember which Saratoga race it was this past Sunday, but one for 2yo maiden fillies had FOUR Into Mischief's, out of field of seven. :shock:
Would you agree that he is probably the most in-demand/commercial stallion at this moment, at least in the States? ;)
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Mylute
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:56 am

Tessablue wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:37 pm
I don't see why the Hopeful would be downgraded; I thought the field was very good this year. It's unfortunate that the rain caused Green Light Go to scratch, but the race featured two graded stakes winners and three very nice maiden winners from the meet. I think Basin is a very promising horse, and the horse he beat last out, Three Technique, was an excellent winner on Saturday. Certainly the field was a lot better than the Del Mar Futurity, which had one ungraded stakes winner and two maidens.

I think the real 2yo star of the long weekend was Gouverneur Morris, however. Pedigree says five starts at best, but he looked amazing. The other star was Into Mischief, who had ten 2yo runners at Saratoga in the past three days. And half of them could be ringers for each other. Crazy.
Recent winners of the Hopeful include Mind Control and Practical Joke, who continued their G1 success as three year olds. Mind Control is still currently racing.

The race isn't gonna draw a stellar, "super G1" field every year.
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tcw
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:36 am

No mention of Mo Hawk? The first time Baffert starter at Los Al may not have beaten much, but he was nonetheless very impressive, both the race itself and his physical appearance.
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:47 pm

tcw wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:36 am
No mention of Mo Hawk? The first time Baffert starter at Los Al may not have beaten much, but he was nonetheless very impressive, both the race itself and his physical appearance.
Baffert has been high on him for awhile. If he didn’t win first time out I would have been surprised.
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:05 pm

Saw a video on Twitter today in which Baffert praised Mo Hawk and said they had high hopes for him, also said the horse is very fast
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:21 pm

The same connections are sending out Ragtime Blues tomorrow, also at Los Al. They haven’t hyped him up like Mo Hawk, but he had some nice works and cost $500k.
Dam is half to Informed Decision.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:34 pm

I guess Dennis' Moment, who just easily won the G3 Iroquois, is the Real Deal. :D
He came to Churchill off that double-digit-length, 97 Beyer win at Ellis, but hadn't faced this sort of field before.
No problem. :P
I'd love to see Tiznow get a star son now, since the duel-Classic-winning sire is not getting any younger.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:40 pm

That name is very Thoroughbred book series-y.
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