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What is Mike saying to Coz...maybe, "I know your mom so you better be good!" :-)
I think probably why they are passing there is to make sure frosted gets his points for the derby
  • Northport · Stonestreet is passing on the Wood so that a Godolphin horse can make it to the Derby? · 1 hour ago
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · Kiaran said the breeze was only so-so, so that is the reason why they're not running Ocean Knight. · 28 minutes ago
Carpe Diem strictly one to beat but taking a long look at Tiz Shea D
  • jinlie01 · if Tiz Shea D's connections choose Wood Memorial then I'd take a shot with Ocho Ocho Ocho · 32 minutes ago
like Far From Over if he makes it to post time for this one
  • jinlie01 · tough break for Far From Over and his connections. Wishing him a full recovery. With that being said, if Tiz Shea D runs here..I will take him in lieu of FFO. My pick in Blue Grass if he runs in that race instead. · 34 minutes ago
So sad. Hope he makes a full recovery.
Equibase Company announced today that, effective immediately, it will include in its data feeds, result charts and Equibase past performance products information on claims that were subsequently voided. The voided claim information is also being made available to tracks for inclusion in race programs nationwide.
BREAKING NEWS: Far From Over, the Withers Stakes winner, has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture of his left hind leg and will not only miss Saturday's Grade 1 Wood Memorial, but is off the Derby trail, according to Nick Sallusto, the racing manager for Steven Marshall's Black Rock Stable as well as co-owners Jim Cavello and Sol Kumin. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
  • https://www.facebook.com/fiddl · Son of a... · 1 hour ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Tough news for the owners . Just hope that the knuckleheads do not come out in full force and blame Todd. This horse only ran twice,how will they spin it that he broke him down. But the bottom line is that something did not make sense, when he passed on The Gotham Stakes. These are fagile animals . · 1 hour ago
Watch out for Street Strategy. Won 2 allowances after long layoff and has not been set down yet. Works very fast for a Randy Morse horse. Field doesn't look real strong.
ANy word on OK, If he is healthy as they say why would they skip all the last 100 point preps? Arkansas derby is only one left and I don't see that happening, tough field
Only 6 horses entered for the Wood, that is sad. Most of them closers as well. This is Frosted's best chance to sneak into The Derby with some easy points if he ends up being the lone speed at Aqueduct... The only bright side to this is that if El Kabeir doesn't get exposed here as a middle distance horse and Frosted finds a backdoor into this field, that's 2 horses I get to toss for my exotics are Derby Day. That's a precious commodity in a 20 horse field.
Mike Smith takes a seat on Cozmic One. Finally!
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  • Maya Joffe via Disqus · Finally Mike Smith gets to exercise Coz! · 22 hours ago
  • SeattleStrike12 via Disqus · YES!!!!! The right rider is on the colt · 2 hours ago
UAE invaders haven't panned out stateside historically. Though I will admit his he may be the best foreign invader in the field & his past 3 races (especially the last one) visually look like impressive finishes. The fact of the matter is the small UAE fields, along with the splits and overall times are not impressive for those distances; 1M, first quarter in 25secs final time in 1:37.7? 1 3/16M first quarter in 26secs final times in 1:58 or 1:59? That's MSW times there, the Derby first quarter will be ~24 secs and the final time for 1 1/4 will be ~2:02 so is he going to miraculously be getting through a boatload of traffic and getting that last 1/16 in 4 seconds flat??? Ummm, NO! My money will be elsewhere...
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  • slewcrew7778 · The upvote is in behalf of the many who will be pleased to hear that your money will be elsewhere!... · 2 hours ago
  • Fiddler's Green Standardbred via Disqus · If you're looking for actual evidence that the track is slower... look no further than the fact that Meydan uses gate timing instead of a run-up. · 2 hours ago
Bolo easy-to-use here,outstanding pedigree. Will be flying at the end !!! :-) :-) :-) :-
This horse is still in development. His maturity and size has been holding him back. He is a huge horse. 17 hands. I find it fascinating that Jose Ortiz chose him for the Wood. Weaver has been very patient with this one. Saturday could be his arrival. I've been intrigued by the horse since his win in January. i think he just needs to mature into his impressive frame. Each race he gets faster, a good sign for a growing colt. I think he's going to be 25 to 1 and a super value wager.
Are you for real or are you just plain dumb ? 108 and change for 5 and a half furlongs is so super slow that my pet hamster could beat it.
Love what I've seen from this animal... And the bloodlines a just pure dirt & distance on both sides of the house... I think he runs by them all in the Derby & Belmont... The Preakness is tough, tight turns & slightly shorter distance will favor Dortmund, AP or an early footer, not sure he gets there in time unless everything goes his way that day...
Another need the lead type; I foresee AP & Dortmund running themselves into oblivion through the first mile before they both spit the bit mid stretch @CD... Dortmund has shown the ability to fight back under pressure so I side with him to hang on to win it or complete the exacta if 'Far From Over' buzzes his tower.
There are 2 horses alright: Dortmund & Far From Over. Dortmund is an early footer and will need a good post draw, and what happens when AP, Carpe Diem and Dortmund all duke it out up front???... Far From Over can do it from any post position since he can come from off or way off as he's shown. Dortmund is a big strong animal, just like his sire, and his running style is similar to Sea Biscuit in that he likes to go eye to eye at the top of the stretch before he responds to the challenge and kicks it in down the stretch... Unfortunately that won't work if Far From Over rolls up to him, he'll go right on by if he doesn't get hung up in traffic.

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