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Looking at the Turf Mile and this guy is starting to look like a major play in this race. In looking at the field, there is only 1 horse in the race that can put any pressure on this guy on the front end due to his running style across the pond. That would be Toronado. But in looking at replays of his races,he is not the send them type runner. Therefore , Obviously will be "Loose as a Goose" in here. In his last he was never prepared for the start,yet he still got the lead. Just need this guy to keep his head straight in the gate. He has run speed figures that wins this race. A major plus and i have no idea it is because of a new trainer. In the past 2 years they ran him in the Prep for this race,that was 3 weeks earlier. This guy has always run in this race as a short horse. He was never at his best. Finally they gave him a breather and he is coming in as fresh as can be. Like i said,do not blink or let this guy get loose.
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  • triple_double · Wow, finally I agree with Mallios on this one!! Obviously is the smart choice for the BC Mile and he should get a good price. The bad news, if he wins, most of Wise Dan's fans will have an excuse that WD did not run. I hope they can still meet up next year at the BC Mile. · 21 minutes ago
  • amino998 · Wouldn't worry about Toronado putting any pressure on OBV 1st time under the wire. 2nd time might be different :) · 8 minutes ago
couldn't agree more,horse won't win every race 2nd place in a bigger race would be better than winning a lesser race, his time on oct.19th race was 4/5ths faster than stakes race on oct.18th, horse is a good one,make hay while you can
Just breezed through the entries of all the BC Races. Noticed that this guy has been entered in the Turf Sprint down the hill . He just might be the best bet on the Card. He almost looks to easy in this race. He has shown amazing speed going longer distances. Chalk this one up.
  • triple_double · It is Home Run Kitten in the BC Turf Sprint. Bobby's Kitten is entered in the BC Mile with Obviously. · 10 minutes ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Look again, Bobbys Kitten was entered in the sprint at 6.5 F · 8 minutes ago
Looks tough in the Bold Ruler!
Retired and will stand at McDowell Farm for 2015
Fasig-Tipton October sale offers White thoroughbred colt for sale- he has significant chestnut on him- he is even a "medicine hat". Check him out.... http://www.drf.com/news/fasig-tipton-october-rare-white-thoroughbred-be-offered
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  • Goblin · Interesting look. That picture below reminds me of the early pics of Hansen---he was light grey/off white with a carrot orange mane. · 3 days ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · He sold for $29,000 to Stoneway Farm · 40 minutes ago
Five tips for evaluating the foreign Breeders' Cup pre-entries.Read More
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  • thoughtsonracinglifeandmore via Disqus · What? GO DRF. DRF. DRF. · 1 hour ago
  • yukichan · You would place Australian Group 1 turf races a notch below ours? · 54 minutes ago
Breeders' Cup ought to be renamed the Bleeders' Cup. Nearly every horse entered will be running on Lasix. That is awful.
  • ekindy · That doesn't mean they're bleeders, it means they are trying to level the playing field. Which needs to stop of course, it really is to the point where the major racetracks have to just say no Lasix for anyone, and bleeders will have to stay home. · 8 hours ago
  • amino998 · Some are bleeders. "Major racetracks" would indicate some sort of 2 tier system ekindy? Finding the dividing line would be quite the fight. · 59 minutes ago
As a prime contender withdraws, the Breeders' Cup Distaff could come down to a two-horse race.Read More
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  • the bid · Don't Tell Sophia, but she wins for fun · 4 hours ago
  • bennings via Disqus · Untapable will be favored, no question. I say anywhere from 3 to 2 to even money. Close Hatches will be 2-1-5/2 range. · 1 hour ago
A record number of 201 horses were pre-entered for next weekend's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.Read More
Queens Plate winner Lexie Lou entered in the G3 100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at SA on Saturday, Corey Nakatani will ride
wow, it's going to be hard to choose who i want to win between lucky player, american pharoah, Mr. z, carpe diem, and souper colossal.
he is for sure going to the breeders cup sprint.
Cyber Secret returns a winner! He won by a nose over Paris Vegas
The Breeders' Cup is less than two weeks away. Here's a look at five live long shots that might be flying under your radar.Read More
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  • bennings via Disqus · I think Shared Belief is a standout in the Classic. However, I think the door is opened for a longshot running 2nd to fill out a juicy exacta. I'll offer two (in case you want a super-juicy TRI). First, Big Casanova, who was literally stiffed in the JGC; he was going along beautifully at 24-1 on the front end when the jockey started pulling on the reigns and standing up in the saddle for the next 1/8th mile, inexplicably. He set a 1 and 1/8th track record at SA, nothing to sneeze at. The other possible longshot exacta/tri partner is last year's upset BC Classic winner, Majestic Harbor. I've always loved this angle, at a price. 2ndly, much ado about Belief's ground loss in his prep race when taken out by Espinoza's charge, but guess who also lost virtually the same amount of ground (65 feet) in that race when running 4th (beaten 3 and 1/2) - that's right. That's two proven older horses over the grounds. I give the latter the slight edge if you seek a straight tri. · 18 hours ago
  • bennings via Disqus · While not a longshot by strict standards, one of my best bets on Saturday is Leigh Court to win the F/M Sprint - she should be 6-1 or higher. Her comeback race was on the brilliant side at WO. She set the fractions in that 7f poly race and looked like a champion in the stretch. She validated that race with a cut-back to 6fs on the dirt at KEE where she showed the ability to stalk and pounce. It was her first dirt race since the first two races of her career at the FG. I think 7fs is a better distance for her than 6fs. She was definitely on the muscle in her latest, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't have some concerns about how that effort can be translated back to the 7f distance, which is truly a specialty distance. At the same time, I don't want to over-think it. If the odds are there, I have to trust that the trainer knows what buttons to push to have her on her best game (her best will win this race). · 4 hours ago
Hey goblin and Exterminator, this may be the horse you were dreamin' about this spring :) http://www.breederscup.com/article/bronzo-qualifies-bc-dirt-mile-chile
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  • amino998 · At least Bronzo doesn’t have to face your Tonito M., Exterminator. I remember you were hoping they’d be conservative with him. Also feel confident in saying, before a single dollar has been bet, Bronzo will be a longshot :) · 6 hours ago
  • Exterminator · I'm glad they've done a great job with him. He finally put it together in the OK Derby after placing in a couple good races. I wonder if he'll show up on the BC undercard. I believe there is a stake on that Sat. going 7/8. · 4 hours ago
If he improves even slightly he is going to be handful in the TC - Main Sequence, the presumed favorite, does not have a brilliant turn of foot, he wears down the competition (to his credit), competition that is roughly the same sort that HC just beat. It's worth noting that HC finished stoutly and was pulling away at the wire. If HC gets the jump on MS, MS will have to run the race of his life to get by him, imo. Hardest Core figures to be 10-1 or thereabouts. His biggest threat could be from a Euro who closes fast.
I expect them to try the turf he has an exceptionally high leg action and his breeding is certainly concurrent with that theme.
  • mak via Disqus · unlikely. With the talent on dirt he has shown i doubt it.Besides, the money is on dirt, not turf. · 5 hours ago
Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who has not ridden since Sept. 28 after being kicked in the chest during a post parade, will return to riding on Sunday at Santa Anita. Desormeaux, 44, suffered a collapsed lung and fractured ribs on his left side when he was kicked after being unseated from his mount in a post parade. Desormeaux was hospitalized for two days because of his injuries. Article on DRF
Didn't get as much attention as the other recently retired Stonestreet mares, but Kauai Katie has been retired as well, according to a blog post today by Stonestreet.

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