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Diver52
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:16 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:13 pm
Harley like.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I think they should go back and check the breeding shed videocam. :lol:
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Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:12 pm

Diver52 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:26 pm
I commented earlier that Nadal looked enormous. Apparently his listed weight was 1,323 lbs! :o
For being so large, he appears to be very agile/nimble on the track, akin to a power forward in basketball that moves like a guard. Btw, he received a 98 BSF in his debut.
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Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:09 pm

Pletcher first timer MARKET ANALYSIS looked good enough first time out today in Gulfstream 4th going 7F to break his maiden.
Cost $250,000 for Winstar/China, could be any kind going forward.

BUT......when a 50/1 shot is bearing down to make it close at the wire, ya gotta wonder just a little bit, no?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:12 pm

stark wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:09 pm
Pletcher first timer MARKET ANALYSIS looked good enough first time out today in Gulfstream 4th going 7F to break his maiden.
Cost $250,000 for Winstar/China, could be any kind going forward.

BUT......when a 50/1 shot is bearing down to make it close at the wire, ya gotta wonder just a little bit, no?
Hmm, I never really thought he was going to be caught - and Honor Codes don’t often win first out. Plus 7 furlongs is a tough distance to win at in debut. He’s a beautiful colt... That said, I’m not necessarily expecting him to be a TC horse....or, at least not the Derby. I think more experience will do him some good.
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Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:49 pm

Maybe the 50-1 horse shouldn't have been 50-1, or just had his best day.

I've never been a fan of the "but the second horse was a long shot" statement.
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:08 pm

Maxfield training again after having bone chip removed
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:19 pm

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Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:05 pm
The Uncle Mo colt who won the 6th at Gulfstream today looks like the first maiden breaker to enter the market with the 'most likely to be bought by West Point' sign on him. Caracaro is his name. Looks to me like he's pretty talented despite being under a drive thru the stretch, but suspect these connections are likely to take the money if it's attractive enough. Let's see what the figure comes back, though.
I thought we were going to see him in the Holy Bull. What did I miss?
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Horsebagger wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:19 pm
Horsebagger wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:05 pm
The Uncle Mo colt who won the 6th at Gulfstream today looks like the first maiden breaker to enter the market with the 'most likely to be bought by West Point' sign on him. Caracaro is his name. Looks to me like he's pretty talented despite being under a drive thru the stretch, but suspect these connections are likely to take the money if it's attractive enough. Let's see what the figure comes back, though.
I thought we were going to see him in the Holy Bull. What did I miss?
I haven't seen a reason for him not entering. I thought he would be in too since they said he had a private sale pending the results of the race.
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:33 pm

Max Player (Honor Code x Fools In Love) won the G3 Withers.
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:41 pm

Yay - I was so happy coming down to the wire as this is Honor Code's first of hopefully many SW.
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Slewfan2 wrote:
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Yay - I was so happy coming down to the wire as this is Honor Code's first of hopefully many SW.
His old rival Tonalist had his first GSW today, too. Tonalist’s Shape won the Forward Gal (G3) at GP.
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ThreeMustangs wrote:
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Slewfan2 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Yay - I was so happy coming down to the wire as this is Honor Code's first of hopefully many SW.
His old rival Tonalist had his first GSW today, too. Tonalist’s Shape won the Forward Gal (G3) at GP.
Great news! As someone who thinks Pulpit might have been Indy's best son (as much as I LOVE Bernardini, etc..), I'm thrilled that Tapit has done so magnificently in carrying on the Slew/Indy line....
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:18 pm

The nice day for second-season sires continues: Tiz the Law (by Constitution) won the Holy Bull (G3).
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:15 pm

Thousand Words (Pioneerof the Nile) won the G3 Robert B. Lewis...but there was some bumper cars so I think there'll be an inquiry.

High Velocity almost took it gate-to-wire and I think it was Royal Act who made a huge run at the end on the outside.

EDIT: Nope! Royal Act was second and High Velocity was third. Tizamagician ran a good fourth.
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:18 pm

Thousand Words becomes Bob Baffert's 3000th career winner!
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:12 pm

Mylute wrote:
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Thousand Words (Pioneerof the Nile) won the G3 Robert B. Lewis...but there was some bumper cars so I think there'll be an inquiry.

High Velocity almost took it gate-to-wire and I think it was Royal Act who made a huge run at the end on the outside.

EDIT: Nope! Royal Act was second and High Velocity was third. Tizamagician ran a good fourth.
I was actually quite chuffed to see Royal Act get up for the show spot in his dirt debut (being a big American Pharoah fan, of course).
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Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:32 pm

Max Player - 86 BSF
Tiz the Law - 100 BSF
Thousand Words - 92 BSF
Mischievous Alex - 93 BSF

In the FWIW department.
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Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:27 pm

Starine wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Mylute wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Thousand Words (Pioneerof the Nile) won the G3 Robert B. Lewis...but there was some bumper cars so I think there'll be an inquiry.

High Velocity almost took it gate-to-wire and I think it was Royal Act who made a huge run at the end on the outside.

EDIT: Nope! Royal Act was second and High Velocity was third. Tizamagician ran a good fourth.
I was actually quite chuffed to see Royal Act get up for the show spot in his dirt debut (being a big American Pharoah fan, of course).
When I first watched the stretch run, I too was thinking he was the horse to watch out of the race, but when I watched the whole race, I was a bit less impressed. He was actually ahead of TW earlier and was being asked earlier than TW to start his final run, but was just spinning his wheels until the others started slowing down some in the stretch. In the end, all four horses at the wire have some more to prove for me, but then that is always the case with young three year olds.
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:11 pm

Jay Privman
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on his approach with Storm the Court: "If we get to the Derby, I want to have a horse who’s fresh, sharp. To cram three races in I don’t think would be in his best interests. I could do it, but then by the Derby maybe I’ve got a used-up horse.”

Baffert had been looking at Southwest 2-17 at Oaklawn for Nadal, but decided it was prudent to keep him at home for second start before a potential ship. Hence San Vicente.
Sham winner Authentic now under consideration for Southwest for Baffert as he ponders options for his 3yos.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:56 pm

So, three races in three months would use him up? I get the popularity of "two preps" but with one of them at 7F???
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