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Chrome/Neolithic exacta in the Pegasus. The connections of Neolithic and Noble Bird must be really happy with their respective draws. If they beat Arrogate to the first turn, they will have a good chance of finishing in the exacta.
For those concerned about California Chrome's PP12 in the Pegasus, just look at the horses between him and Noble Bird. Chrome can just walk up into the perfect stalking position behind Noble Bird and Neolithic (and closed the windows on Arrogate while doing so). I don't think Arrogate can beat Neolithic to the first turn unless Mike Smith empty the tank early and run the half in 45 and change under heavy dueling pressure from the 2 outside speed horses who will likely pin him to the rail.
Great post position draw for him. Could be a sleeper
I think Noble Bird may pose a problem for Arrogate, as Bird will be sent right from the get go. I think Arrogate may have to use more early to stay clear of Noble Bird and CC will easily pick his own spot from the 12 hole.
won this race any day?Gun-runner would have mowed em down? Gun Runer could haveo
arrogate backed into odds on already
Drew the 12 hole. Not concerned as Chrome is almost always the fastest horse out of the gate. I am concerned for arrogate being in the one hole and am upset as he might get boxed in as he's a bigger horse and if he breakers a step or two behind he may need to swing out wide or may get shuffled back. I just hope both horses get a clean and fair trip- I want to see a slug fest down the stretch to the wire and no excuses for either horse!
After reviewing Trakus for Jaime's Angel's MSW win I came away very impressed. He ran 71 feet further than the second horse who had the gold rail the whole way and still beat him by 5. If they run the same distance he wins by 14 lengths! He ran slightly faster than the Stakes race winner in the previous race while covering 51 more feet. I see they nominated him for both the Gander(NYB) and the Withers(GIII). Guess we'll see if this race was a fluke or a two turn horse coming into his own.
pp 1 Arrogate pp2 Prayer for Relief pp3 Neolithic pp4 Noble Bird pp5 War Story pp6 War Envoy pp7 Shaman Ghost pp8 Semper Fortic pp9 Keen Ice pp 10 Breaking Lucky pp11 Erragon pp 12 California Chrome
worst. post. possible. Now I know Chrome won't win. :(
Could Be another good one from union rags
Chrome drew PP 12, winning this race from that position moves him up into a legendary status for me. Good Luck Chrome.
post draw #1. will be interesting from there
Lock it up for Arrogate.
Crap, he Drew the one hole. I pray he breaks well and can secure a good position. Last thing I want to see is him lose due to a bad trip or worse- him get injured in bumper cars coming out of the gate. It's a very short run to the first turn so I worry about him getting bumped cut off or worse
How many colts does he have so far? And how do they look? If he was racing in 2014 TC races, he could have been the 2014 TC winner. Considering how he dominated both Bayern and Tonalist (the 2 horses that beat California Chrome multiple times) in 2015, one could argue that he could have done the same to Chrome.
Match Made In Heaven: Gladney For Chrome http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/match-made-heaven-gladney-perfect-partner-california-chrome/
I do not understand why the 3 year old went to Arrogate instead of Nyquist. Nyquist had a better record.
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  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · now that is funny! i'm always amazed at comments like this · 13 hours ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · It is hard to figure out Eclipse voters. There is no doubt that Arrogate demonstrated himself as the best 3 year old of the class of 2016. Since there are no explicit criteria for the award, sometimes the voting goes for the best horse, and sometimes it goes for the horse with the best campaign. I thought Caleb's Posse made a good case for the award in 2011, but it went to Animal Kingdom based upon his Debry win, Spiral Stakes win, and runner-up performance in the Preakness Stakes. · 10 hours ago
Very disappointed in the bottom third to half of this field. There just aren't enough quality handicap horses to support a race with entry fees of this magnitude. The back of the pack would be just as well to enter some of the racing mules from the California fair circuit.
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  • Liam via Disqus · This isn't a handicap race, it for 3 year olds and above. Too many horses retired or out of competition right now. · 4 days ago
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · I believe the owners of each slot in the race will be making a good profit (in excess of 1 million each) regardless of purse money for their horse. It will be interesting to see how much money 12th place gets and so on after all wagering is accounted for. This will be important to know going forward for those that wish to pre-purchase slots of owners that don't have a contender to win. · 6 hours ago
As an exercise rider over 60 years ago, Art Sherman came to Gulfstream Park in a train with Swaps. The California Comet set a track and world record for the mile and 70 in the Broward Handicap. Now the 79 year old trainer is back at the same track, with a chance to see the finest horse he has trained, and one of the two best he has worked with, go out in style. Arrogate may win by daylight. Keen Ice may pull off the impossible and do it again. I'd like to see the two favorites blazing down the stretch, nose to nose, with the elder winning by inches. It would be another Beholder moment for the sport, and earn the two time Horse of the Year a colossal win in his last race. Most of all, I would like to see a victory for Art, who's biggest thrill as a jockey was when he beat his idol Eddie Arcaro. Alan Sherman, Raul Rodriguez and Dihigi Gladney have done nice work in keeping this six year old in good form. Hoping to see a safe trip for all, and a big smile from Victor Espinoza at the end.

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