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Another strong run for Wabel, who lead all the way until the end where he was squeezed on the rail. Should like going two turns
Nathan,my original thought process was that Shared Belief was a lock in the Malibu. Still feeling that way. But after talking with Boots, getting a little more giddy with Indianapolis. Looking a lot better in the AM. From his eyes at least,outworked barnmate and possible 2nd choice Chitu on Nov. 8th. Although they both were credied with a Bullet, Indy was really not asked while Chitu was a bit under the gun.Gary on his back definately does not hurt his chances. Will only be 2 deep in this race. Right price on Indy just may sway the mindset.
  • amino998 · No word on Midnight Hawk... hmm. You might be right that the attempted set-up is for Team Tabor · 13 minutes ago
I like him a lot,hope he gets a well deserved break Soon...
  • tmallios via Disqus · He is being well spaced Jockey.Other than the silly decision to rush back in The BC Sprint, he is running every 4 weeks. · 27 minutes ago
The Gravesend win brings the 2014 record of Salutos Amigos to 6-of-14 ... I hope he gets a break sometime soon.
  • amino998 · 6 of 11 for 600K since Jacobsen bought in… after being 1 of 14 earning 5 figure$ for the headscratching Eric Guilliot. Seems an able deputy for Strapping Groom in the Toboggan and/or Tom Fool on the inner. · 1 hour ago
Has been transferred to the barn of Mark Casse, according to DRF
2 Chitu / 8 Shared Belief / 1 Conquest Two Step / 7 Tamarando
Conformation: http://www.elitethoroughbreds.com/images/apriority-home.jpg
Looking forward to this race this afternoon. I think Mike/Shared Belief and Gary/Indianapolis will go 1-2. I'll have a bet with Chitu in it as well. Safe trip to all and I believe Shared Belief will show his stuff. He's game.
  • Adam Solowiei via Disqus · I cannot say I disagree with you. I posted something about it a few day ago over at Sports Unbiased but here i am not a link dropper. Chitu just might get to control the race but is he talented enough to hold off SB? Not sure but I think Indianapolis does not get everything he deserves after the BC when he came back off a long layoff and just miss out of the break and was dead. · 1 hour ago
Ohhhawww! Shoot! He was pulled up in the backstretch at the Gulfstream 12/26/14 allowance race. Anyone know what happened? Is he OK?
2014 Malibu Stakes - post time: 3:52 PT http://www.drf.com/drf/live_video/santa_anita_mbr/240690
Date: December 24, 2014 Track: PALM MEADOWS TRAINING CENTER Distance: Four Furlongs Time: 49:95 Breezing Track Condition: Fast Surface: Dirt Rank: 20/41
competitive field..going with Home Run Kitten and Long On Value
  • Eventer1999 · I like Toñito M · 3 days ago
  • Mary Z. · Awesome Return, Patriot's Rule,Talco, Heart To Heart. Sawyer's Hill if any of those scratch. · 5 hours ago
Chitu VS Shared Belief? Yeah, Chitu will leave him in the dust.
  • Mary Z. · That is his chance, Cierra, "kill" himself trying to wire. Otherwise, Shared Belief, Midnight Hawk, RPrettyboy, Chitu. · 5 hours ago
Awesome Baby is expected to scratch from the La Brea today, and is entered to run on Sunday in the Kalookan Queen at SA. according to DRF
Wildcat Red worked today. 5F in 1.02.66, finished strong when asked, gearing up for the Sunshine Millions Classic
When Ahmed Zayat and Bob Baffert look at their programs tommorrow. They will see Taris , Amarath , Sonetastic and Awesome Baby in the field. They will pray that none of them scratch out of this race. Then let these 4 speed freaks set up the perfect scenerio for the "Balcony Sweep Move" on the far turn. I can hear Trevors call now.................................On the Grandstand side ,here comes JoJo Warrior moving like a winner. She looks like she just jumped on the Racetrack. They could not of asked for a better pace case scenerio.
  • Sullivan · "But it's Taris hanging on, Taris lets loose and goes for home! Stonetastic in the middle and Amaranth on the outside but Taris strikes the front! Taris scintillating in the La Brea! · 17 hours ago
  • Eventer1999 · You forgot the beginning... "And a-way they go..." I think Awesome Baby will run big. She is also a Baffert lady. They'll be going fast. · 15 hours ago
So glad to here we will be seeing ws. In 2015. I was so angry with what happened in that race. I was hoping to see him at breeders cup.
Have a Merry Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
My Christmas present to you all DD......7th Race RED OUTLAW to 8th Race SHARED BELIEF..........2-8 MERRY CHRISTMAS and let a NEW YEAR bring winning tickets to all. My Christmas present is always the day after Christmas SANTA ANITA OPENING DAY !
  • travel_vic · front half is the more difficult with 7 Heart to Heart 4 Alert Bay 10 Long On Value 9 Home Run Kitten 1 Patriot's Rule as contenders and then the 8th only four: 8 Shared Belief 2 Chitu 6 Midnight Hawk 3 Indianapolis · 1 day ago
  • amino998 · At 15-1 {or pick the odds} does Red Outlaw go from non-contender to interesting price play t_v? I think you ALMOST have the 8th covered · 20 hours ago
Just wanted to wish everyone on here a Very Merry Christmas!!!!I hope you all have a great holiday!
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  • Larry via Disqus · Merry Christmas to you too Jockey2be !! Merry Christmas to all ! · 2 days ago
  • honor code via Disqus · Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and get to spend them with horses!! · 21 hours ago



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