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Mark Casse announces that Airoforce is officially a go for the Risen Star in two weeks at the Fair Grounds.
Often the deeper closers come back off time off, SHORT. (NOTE: The Pizza Man yesterday....even though that race was a bit short for him, he made little to no move late)
Well, that was a flop. :( He looked like he kept losing focus and his stride was inconsistent, like he was getting spent fast. Still, I hope Javier stays on board and Keen Ice just goose egged. Mshawish was ridden beautifully. Dubai's getting more and more interesting. I haven't been this excited about it since Well Armed won.
Had her final workout yesterday at Palm Meadows. She went 4F in :49.45 over turf. She will make her debut at Tampa Bay Downs
Marking will make his four year old debut in Dubai this Thursday at Meydan in the Al Shindagha Sprint. Could be his only race before World Cup night.
Champion Dayatthespa has given birth to a colt by Curlin. Here he is!!!!
Wouldn't it be great if they took Frosted's route and sent him to Dubai now? Let him get a prep race in over there so he gets acclimated and comfortable. We'd be more likely to see the happy monster coming in first that way. As it is, the Dubai prospects are dismal. What a bummer. He'd add so much class to that race, and I already like the prospects.
Shiffman and Zipse what did you guys think?
Mor Spirit's win in the Robert Lewis flatters Airoforce. Airoforce appears to be healthy again and is posting strong works. Hoping he runs in the Risen Star, his biggest competition would be Mo Tom, who he has previously beat in the Kentucky Jockey Club. Cheering for my KDFW 1 horse, Airoforce!
He don't use a stick on her! What an easily win!
Wow. Paid workout. Looked great doing it too.
Each fraction in the Gander was appallingly pedestrian. I really have to question how much talent there is here. We now know distance isn't his thing. A mile appears to be pushing it.
Please, keep him out of the DWC! He's not going to win it.... I like this guy but I don't see him beat anything... Maybe race him at a lower level?
Will get annihilated by Smokey Image.
Good grief people for the millionth time I was looking at something else and this popped up. Stop with the stupid comments. I'm human I made a mistake and said that all ready!! SMH
He ran is final 1/8th in 12 flat, easily the best final 1/8th run in the Donn. The Problem is Keen Ice can run whatever final fraction in good time and it doesn't matter. He always runs into something that his kick just doesn't cut it. Today they were going quick and kept going, which made him look like he wasn't even gaining much. Run 12 flat and it makes him look terrible. Smh.
Wrath of Ruthie is entered in a 6f allowance race at Oaklawn on 2/12/16. I hope she stretches out after this race.
D'casino Kat is in a feedlot in colorado....... I cannot understand why this keeps happening.
87 beyer for Songbird, 92 for Mor Spirit. Both horses won easily, Songbird more easily but I feel Mor Spirit is better going longer. 8.5F is not Mor Spirit's best distance even though he's won at it.
RIP Grachus

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