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The Kiddie List - July 24, 2014

Featuring the debut of Tapit's half brother & the week's results.

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I did some checking and found the official ratings for the 9 horses currently entered to run in Saturday's King George and found out that BC Turf winner Magician is the highest rated horse in the field. The official ratings of all 9 King George entries are: Magician-124, Telescope-123, Mukhadram-121, Flintshire-119, Trading Leather-119, Eagle Top-118, Taghrooda-116, Romsdal-115, Leitir Mor-107. What surprised me here is Taghrooda's pretty impressive Epsom Oaks win only rates only a point higher than Romsdal's Epsom Derby 3rd, and 2 points inferior to Eagle Top's King Edward VII Stakes win. Honestly, is the 3yo colt form that much more impressive than the 3yo filly form that a G2 winner rates 2 points higher than a G1 winner, and a G1 3rd rates only 1 point below the same G1 winner? That kind of befuddles me truth be told, but then again I always have confused easily.
  • jonquil · I'm not really sure of the official rating, but if it's anything like what I use to judge 2yos, then it won't rely on a single race alone to rate the horse. Sometimes, horses can win above their level by chance or even circumstances - if the competition is weak, then it weakens the form of the winner. If the competition's form is much more solid, then the winner's form appears more solid as well and in such cases top runners in those races can benefit off the backs of their fellows' achievements in the ratings system. Western Hymn's recent G2 Prix Eugene Adam helps beef up not just Australia's form, but Romsdal's as well. True Story and Kingston Hill running against such highly rated older competition and coming in 4th and 5th doesn't actually cause any sort of major set backs - the fact that their riders clearly waited too long and gave them too much to do helps and is taken into account. As for Taghrooda, well the only fillies to come back off the Epsom Derby with a win were Regardez with a listed race in which Lily Rules placed 6th of 7th and Momentus who won a maiden fillies stakes. Palace won a listed race on her second try after being runner up in a previous listed race, both races had Beyond Brilliance behind her - however the second listed race was only 5 days before the Irish Oaks and was probably too soon for Palace. Still, Beyond Brilliance was progressing on Palace with each run and it looks like she's improved beyond the pre-Irish Oaks form. And in another listed race Anipa was 11th out of 14. Dazzling placed second for a G3 and while Inchila did run in the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes, she had to be pulled up and will be out for the rest of the year due to a pelvic fracture. Volume, who placed 3rd in both Oaks looks to be the most consistent, but Bracelet and Tapestry finishing 1-2 in the Oaks was a big blow to Taghrooda's win regardless of how well Volume did. The fact that Volume is the only horse to do well in the Epsom Oaks and afterwards puts a big question mark over Taghrooda's win. Also, none of the fillies have faced anything outside their own gender. This is frustrating. This is the kind of scenario I've worried about since the announcement was made that Taghrooda's goal would be changed - Tarfasha goes to the Irish Oaks and doesn't do well. Taghrooda and Mukhadram go to the King George and neither do well. All 3 then have a marred form for what? Because their owner wanted to rush things and wanted to win a King George regardless of his trainer's plans. While it's not certain Taghrooda and Mukhadram will lose, I can see it happening. It just seems unfair to the horses and the trainer to ask this of them when the long-term plan was completely different. But that's just my opinion and I don't own any of these horses. :/ · 2 hours ago
Hell month at the golf course is officially over as of about an hour ago. Six summer classes have come and gone ... time to celebrate. And how does a race fan celebrate? My name isn't Zipse at the Track for nothing. It’s time for a good old fashioned road trip. Four tracks in four days, culminating ...Read More
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  • zatt · Count me in, Mark ... hope you had a fantastic trip to France! · 1 hour ago
  • Brian Leckie via Disqus · On the way back you gotta stop by Penn National or Mountaineer! Or even better, stay at Mountaineer. · 13 minutes ago
Has been withdrawn from the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. He was found to have a elevated temperature this morning.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Too bad. He would have loved the ground. Fabre has been battling a virus in his stable all year · 15 minutes ago
Laurie Ross and Ashley Tamulonis are back with more head-to-head handicapping action, bringing you their take on the 2014 edition of the Jim Dandy Stakes.Read More
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  • oldgreymare · WE WILL BE THERE SAT!.....LIKE TONALIST AND COMM CURVE · 4 hours ago
  • Marion Brenenstuhl via Disqus · I,M GOING WITH TONALIST AND WICKED STRONG BUT I STILL DO LIKE ...COMMANDING CURVE · 18 minutes ago
The 2014 Haskell Invitational shapes up as a classic handicapping conundrum: is it a race for the horses that run on the front end or does it favor the stalkers, pace pressers, and closers? Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · ZATT, you know my fav is Majestic Light, but I started my analysis with the year 2000. · 1 hour ago
  • Mark Midland via Disqus · Hmm... 90% stalkers in the last 9 years... looks pretty clear. Great information! · 23 minutes ago
There will be a Choose Six carryover of $42,460 when rushing continues Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted Spybubble gratuit
Blue Grass Stakes winner Dance With Fate suffered catastrophic injuries to his right rear leg when he crashed into the outer rail during a morning gallop Thursday.Read More
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  • buds · How sad, that really sucks. such a beautiful colt · 7 hours ago
  • RayS · Such a tragic loss to a beautiful horse. My condolences go out to the families involved with this tragedy. I also hope the exercise jockey recovers totally and quickly. · 39 minutes ago
Featuring the debut of Tapit's half brother & the week's results.Read More
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  • SANDY via Disqus · i think another filly 2 year old im watching also is Take Charge Brandi, cause she lost this last time out doesnt really mean much to me, she is 1-1 on churchill rite now and im hoping to see maybe make it in ky oaks 2015... shes a good filly and really looks good in paddock too close up... so dont leave this lady out she may upset a few ...lol · 17 hours ago
  • pedigree_power · Thanks for the comment Sandi. Take Charge Brandi has been profiled on the Kiddie List a few times, including just last week in the previous Kiddie List post. · 53 minutes ago
With a full week of racing complete at Saratoga Race Course, there are plenty of high points to review at the historical midsummer thoroughbred meeting. Highlighted by Frankie Dettori’s first victory in Saratoga Springs and a stellar field in the Grade I Diana TVG Stakes, there was no shortage of ex...Read More
7/25: The Lyric Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) @ 7:30 has 7 runners, including favourite Tasaday, Regardez, Regal Hawk, Wall Of Sound, Flycatcher, Tahira and Raskova. Albasharah has been scratched. The going is good to firm and the course has been watered when necessary. The weather has been dry overnight, and it is dry and sunny today.
Friday's 5th race (6:00pm PT) from Del Mar is an Optional Claiming affair for fillies and mares traveling one mile on Polytrack.#4 Heat Du Jour (7-2) makes her second start off the Hollendorfer claim (30% 2nd off the claim). She rallied for the place in a downhill turf sprint at Santa Anita June 26 ...Read More
  • cognibene · Interesting race. Contenders before scratches: #7, 3, 8, 1. The favorite #8 Lady Asano (5/2) is legitimate and the horse to beat. The interesting horse here is the shipper from PID #7 Master the Blues (9/2). This is the speed and will try to take them wire to wire with K. Desormeaux. The closer is the favorite and may win the race. Bet the high price and an exacta box with the other. Good luck!!! · 1 hour ago ·
7/25: The Valiant Stakes (Listed Race) @ 3:55 p.m./8:55 a.m. EST is the feature race today on the first day of the King George Weekend at Ascot - there are 7 runners with favourite Euro Charline as well as Kiyoshi and Veiled Intrigue taking on the older fillies and mares in Woodland Aria, Gifted Girl, Zurigha and Amulet. No scratches so far. The going is good to firm as of 30 minutes ago. The goingstick measurements for the course are - Standside: 9.2, Centre: 9.2 , Farside: 8.9, Round: 8.4, on Friday at 08:15. The goingstick measures from 1 (heavy) to 15 (hard) to anyone who wonders what those numbers mean. The course has been watered as necessary daily. The weather was dry overnight with an increased chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
The quest continues. Those of you who know me best, understand that one of my favorite things is visiting a thoroughbred racetrack which I have never been to before. In fact, it has become a goal of mine to see as many as possible before I leave this world. It had been a little too long since I adde...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Nice pick on Shamrock Omega at 37-1, he had a big jump in BSFs after his first Presque Isle synthetic start and was way over his 8-1 ML odds. · 3 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · With my recent addition of Arlington Park, my list stands at 24 tracks with 23 in North America and 1 in Great Britain. · 3 hours ago
Who is the top jockey in the Nation? Now you can rate the riders on Horse Racing Nation!Read More
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  • rick frawley via Disqus · are Juan , Gabriel , and Luis Saez related. It seems that , no matter the odds, they always get their mount n the race ,, with a chaqnce to hit the board or win · 12 days ago
  • chitu77 · My favorite west coast jockey is Drayden VanDyke, while Joel Rosario was my favorite east coast jockey. Overall, I really like Rosie Napravnik. I hope she move to the west coast jockey colony. · 8 hours ago
Coz is growing up, he's getting big. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB6CCahYxwg
  • amateurcapper via Disqus · He definitely looks and moves like Bernardini. · 8 hours ago
Kid Cruz is my pick to win the Jim Dandy. He has some pace to run at and Wicked Strong with blinkers on may pull a "Palace Malice". Kid Cruz has dramatically improved in his past two starts and in the Dwyer showed he can be closer to the pace if needed. The Preakness was not an indicator of his true qualitly IMO.
The riding stars of Saratoga Race Course will line up in the starting gate Saturday for a special "Jockey Foot Race" to raise money as the Spa participates with other racetracks around the country in the first Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund Awareness Day. Read More
A major absentee in Monmouths entries on Sundays card will turn out to be Saratogas gain. The horse i am talking about is Itsmyluckyday. For them to take their shot now must mean that they are ready and confidant. His strong early speed and the ability to sit will make him a dangerous horse here. Tactictly he holds a major edge over his 2 main rivals(WTC & PM ) . In looking at the potential nominees for this race,Lucky seems to have these guys over a barrel. The horse most likely to feel the brunt will be PM. If he goes after Lucky to early in the race,he might use him self up and have nothing for the stretch running WTC. If he lays back and tries to time his move. Then the combo of Paco/Plesa will more than likely be celebrating in the winners circle. I have always felt and still do,that WTC is the best horse around. But when the demographics of the race tilt so much in one direction. One must call an audible and go with the flow. Are you feeling Lucky Paco ?????????
Dance With Fate Saddle Cloth for Sale. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dance-with-Fate-Saddle-Cloth-Towel-/181474581844?pt=US_Solo_Sports_Fan_Shop&hash=item2a40ba5d54
Tony Bada Bing provides his thoughts and reflections after hitting Saratoga's first Pick 5 sequence of the meetRead More
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  • travel_vic · Horses RUN trainers TEACH. Trainer stats are SO FULL OF HOLES. Imagine a fellow has ONE good three year old HORSE, not him, in the barn so HIS stats based upon THE HORSE and not him, are them Skewed to make some fool think that the trainer is some gods gift to fillies when it is the FILLY not the trainer who is gleaning the wins. Or , in the case of small sample (which the stats NEVER give you, Sample size) the fellow has two out of five that somehow are first time starter winners (a broad category that never ever is altered for level of MSW or MDCLM) and then you get the ridiculous idea that the PERSON is somehow influencing the RUN of the horse. Horses do the running, trainers watch. · 21 hours ago
  • zatt · Well played, Bada Bing!!! · 11 hours ago

Poll of the Day

Who will win the Haskell? 

  • Just Call Kenny
  • Medal Count
  • Bayern
  • Social Inclusion
  • Irish You Well
  • Untapable
  • Encryption
  • Wildcat Red
  • Albano

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Dmr 7/25/2014 R5 - Heat Du Jour back around two turns for Hollendorfer

Friday's 5th race (6:00pm PT) from Del Mar is an Optional Claiming affair for fillies and mares traveling one mile on Polytrack.#4 Heat Du Jour (7-2) makes her second start off the Hollendorfer claim (30% 2nd off the claim). She rallied for the place...

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