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Punctuate will scratch from Sunday’s $200,000 San Vicente Stakes after becoming cast in his stall at trainer Bob Baffert’s stable Saturday. On Saturday, Baffert said Punctuate was not injured in the incident and could now be pointed for the $150,000 Robert Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles Feb. 7. “I’ll see how he is,” Baffert said. “I could put him in there.” Article on DRF
  • Lisabn via Disqus · Too bad, really liked him in the San Vicente, not sure about him stretching out to 1 1/16 miles in his first start in nearly 5 months, but hope he runs well and if there is someone that can have him fit for the race it's Baffert. The Robert B. Lewis already looks like a really strong field though, so many good horses considering it. · 6 minutes ago
Bob Baffert tells DRF's Steve Andersen that he has decided that Hoppertunity will make his next start in the G2 San Antonio Handicap Feb. 7th at SA. He says the original plan was to go to the Donn Handicap, but the travel arrangements weren't where he liked it to be, article on DRF
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Bullet Bob knows exactly what he is doing. He knows that CC will not be cranked to the Max in this race. As far as Shared Belief goes, Baffert lost to him by the slightest of noses to him in the Awesome Again. That was with a much less inferior Race Horse. He has the Hopper working on all cylinders. Why ship Cross Country and face a real Bear in Liams' Map,running in his backyard. I like this move by the Bullet quite a bit. · 39 minutes ago
  • triple_double · This is going to be an interesting $500K race. Who do you think will be the post time favorite on this race? My guess is: Shared Belief - 9/5 California Chrome -2/1 Hoppertunity- 5/2 · 7 minutes ago
As I recall Bluegrass Cat screamed TURF and therefore was far too late for 10f
Looks like a lock in the 2nd @ SA
  • travel_vic · there ARE no locks...Did Townminister and Better Luck, were they notified for they did not respond as such? · 13 minutes ago
Shouldnt be, I think Bayern is on the injured list still.
I have always thought that this was a solid Sprinter. Never did i think that he was as good as his accolades. That being said,i absolutely love him today in the Palos Verdes. He threw in a lemon in his last race,that was to be expected. He was coming off of back to back monster efforts,along with traveling Cross Country to and fro. I think Baffs ran him thinking the race was soft,and he could pick up a gimmie. Fact he never picked up his feet makes me more confidant. Looks like will be seeing the kindest odds in a while.
I really like Ocean Knight, but why are they running him in the Sam Davis at TB? Horses that run in these preps at TB just are not around come Derby time. The horses are a notch or two below the true Grade I horses later in the year. The connections running their horses in these early season Preps probably won't be heard from come May and beyond and are grabbing purse money while they can. Happens every year.
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  • Goblin · Bluegrass Cat and Any Given Saturday were definitely around beyond May after winning the Sam Davis. Sullivan's comment below may be as good an explanation as any regarding McLaughlin/Stonestreet's reason(s) for choosing this Florida track at this time. · 1 hour ago
  • jimmy.powell.395 · Purse money could'nt be the reason O.K. is running, he's owned by Stone Street !!! jlp · 31 minutes ago
Like Za Approval / Talco / Kaigun
Nice odds on this guy in the 8th @ Tampa. 1,8,10 to kick off the P5.
Go OK!
with a good trip he wins by 3! no mugging hopefully
Good. He just worked out today at Oaklawn 5f in 102.2 breezing (12 of 35.) Seems most experts don't think he'll stretch over a mile but watching his races, it seems he wants to go longer. He's a decent horse but you're only as good as your last and next race. Hope he continues to develop.
In todays 5th at GP, this half to last years favorite Pablo Del Monte is debuting for Wesley Ward
  • tmallios via Disqus · A very nice and proffessional debut for Hermano De Pablo · 1 hour ago
is this that turf one the 7th? 4 Kaigun 8 Za Approval 2 Home Run Kitten or that 6th sprint? 4 Secret Circle 1 Distinctiv Passion 2 Big Macher 5 Wild Dude
Worked at the training center over a fast track for a half in 48:41, almost a twelve clip
Like Majestic Presence / Mio Me / Light the City / Glory n/o
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  • Mary Z. · Glory scratched. throw in the 8, Suva Harbor. · 3 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 6 Majestic Presence 7 Callback 10 Light the City 4 Achiever's Legacy · 2 hours ago
Just Worked Santa Anita 6 Furlongs Fast Dirt Track 1.14:00 GO COZ!!!!!!!
I believe Vinceremos won this race last year and did start in the Derby. He didn't do much though.



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