Travers 2019

katmandu
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:48 pm

Chad sighting, lol.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:03 pm

It's by a nosehair in the H. Allen Jerkens.

Mind Control, High Creek Hustle, and Rowayton caught Shancelot late with Mind Control winning by a nosehair.

Nitrous broke too fair back and couldn't take the dirt, I think.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:06 pm

I was wondering how in the world anyone was going to be able to beat Shancealot. Now I know. :(
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:16 pm

Odd quote earlier in the week by Shancelot’s trainer that he would never run as well again as his last race. And he didn't- must have known something. Mind Control said to be in lifetime form and proved it today.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:23 pm

Come Dancing and Mitole were both tremendous today.

Love Tacitus, hate the blinkers on and the price but will be rooting for him. Owendale at 12-1 is fantastic. Speed has been great in the Travers in recent years, but these speed horses can beat me.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:33 pm

Migliore may have had the best take on Shancelot; after a replay of the Amsterdam, he pointed out that the young jock kept urging (whipping :roll: ) Shancelot to the wire and thought the horse might regress after such an extreme effort.
The Mig said that, when he was a young rider, his trainers would have sat him down for a week if he had kept after a horse who was so far ahead of the competition. He also said that, if you keep spanking a horse when it's already giving you everything, the horse could feel like it was being punished for doing what it was supposed to do.
So...regression may well have been what happened.
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Mylute
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:45 pm

Significant Form just got up in the Ballston Spa.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:03 pm

Midnight Bisou or Elate?
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:17 pm

WHAT a RACE!!!
I kinda hope it's a tie, because neither filly deserves to lose.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:18 pm

I love it when a race lives up to its billing!

I think Bisou got it, but I'm hoping for a dead heat as well.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:26 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Migliore may have had the best take on Shancelot; after a replay of the Amsterdam, he pointed out that the young jock kept urging (whipping :roll: ) Shancelot to the wire and thought the horse might regress after such an extreme effort.
The Mig said that, when he was a young rider, his trainers would have sat him down for a week if he had kept after a horse who was so far ahead of the competition. He also said that, if you keep spanking a horse when it's already giving you everything, the horse could feel like it was being punished for doing what it was supposed to do.
So...regression may well have been what happened.
I have great respect for RM's commentary; I've learned a lot from listening to him and also from Maggie W.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:36 pm

I remember quite a few people on Twitter and here were upset with all of the whipping after Shancelot was so far ahead in the Amsterdam. Is the Travers on any other networks besides TVG?
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:39 pm

Squeaky wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:36 pm
I remember quite a few people on Twitter and here were upset with all of the whipping after Shancelot was so far ahead in the Amsterdam. Is the Travers on any other networks besides TVG?
It’s on Fox
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:40 pm

Thank you Summerbird :)
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:42 pm

Mikey gives his horse every opportunity to win, move over and look 'em in the eye, then if you're good enough get the bob on the wire. Well done.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:54 pm

Midnight Bisou has just been outstanding as she has matured. Too bad for Elate, she really deserved that win. Two incredible mares!
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:54 pm

Annals of Time! What a comeback!
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:10 pm

Well guys my TV has suddenly decided to stop showing the Travers because of Nexstar or something.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:26 pm

It's also on NYRA.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:54 pm

That race looked like the Ballston and King's Bishop (yes I'm calling it that) finishes!
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