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He worked in company just a bit ago. He started 3 lengths back and had to be urged to go on by. Finished in 1:12.00 on Bafferts watch. Was pulled up at the 3/4 after his drill and Bejarano got off. O L D was loaded in the equine ambulance. No word yet as to what went wrong.
Hmm... the Derby isn't run on paper, but a ribbon of 1 1/4 dirt, I still like Frosted and he should be a wonderful price, with all the attention Bob and Todd will be getting.
at least a horse this large will make a lot of glue
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  • Anne Shaw · I'm sure this isn't your correct name but whatever name you use comments like this are not welcome here. We as a group are horse lovers and you are a creep. · 21 minutes ago
  • yukichan · So a stupid comment like this is allowed to appear, yet news updates on Chrome is not showing up. Maybe an issue with Chrome's page? I really don't get The Pulse and why some comments appear and others do not. · 20 minutes ago
Bottom line, he didnt show up. With more training and the more he matures, he will get better. I dont think he will be a superstar, however I do think he will win a few races and maybe a stakes race if hes lucky. Only time will tell.
Another excellent work today, Stanford had to be hard-ridden to match his stride and Materiality was being held back. He's looked great ever since the FL Derby.
Why do some comments and postings to "The Pulse" show up and others do not? I am talking simple updates and news items. I get the stuff that need to be edited.
  • yukichan · So this is weird. My comment showed up immediately here. But my comment on California Chrome has yet to -- posted over 45 minutes ago. · 1 hour ago
Carpe Diem turned in his penultimate work for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday morning at Keeneland, going a half in :48 flat on trainer Todd Pletcher's watch. The colt was the last horse on the track and worked alone, with regular rider John Velazquez aboard. Velazquez has yet to commit to a mount for the Derby. Pletcher was very impressed with the work and said that he has high hopes of Carpe Diem running well in the Derby. CD will ship to Churchill Downs next week and work once over the track before the Derby. According to DRF
OMG!! FIRST work today! He went 3F in :36.20 over Fast Dirt at Churchill Downs finishing 3/21. This day just keeps getting better.
  • Jbyrnes1 · Cool, I knew he was on his way back, looks like a summer campaign for him, good to see him back. · 1 hour ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · So did I. I just didn't expect it today. · 1 hour ago
Tmallios, Top of Mind is entered in the Federico Tesio stakes at Pimlico Saturday. Drew the one post, the horse that beat him last out, Noteworthy Peach, is also entered. 3 horses from that race are in the field.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · I was just looking at the race JByrnes. I will tell you that he sticks out like a sore thumb in this race. Today he is worth a sizable investment at the Windows. That being said, i do not know what happened to him in his last race. But for him to stamp himself as a serious Race Horse , today he must put it all together. I think that he will. His potential to move forward is so much greater than any other horse in this race. Also draws the rail for 2 turns. All the pieces are in place. This is my parlay into Vyjack. · 2 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 6 Bodhisattva 2 All Hands 1 Top of Mind 4 Noteworthy Peach 2 goes out then 1 6 4 come later · 2 hours ago
Hi-Five 1. Dortmund 2. Firing Line 3. American Pharoah 4. Carpe Diem 5. Materiality Subject to change after post positions. lol
I am forever all about my girl Mamdooha. Contesting her first Graded race. Facing a very short, but talented field. If you listen closely my house will be rocking when they turn for home. My neighbors already think I'm nuts.
  • Jbyrnes1 · I think Mamdooha will win. La Verdad is in here, but she is coming into this race off for 6 months. Mamdooha is in good form and already got that first start out of the way. I think she wins nicely today. · 2 hours ago
Posting on Curlin's page because PM's page doesn't come on the home page. Todd Pletcher tells DRF's Mike Welsch that Edgar Prado will ride Palace Malice in the G3 Westchester at Belmont Park on May 2nd. According to DRF
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · This just put a huge smile on my face. I made a post about a week ago saying how I didn't understand why Edgar wasn't getting many top mounts in recent years. I am so happy to see him pick one up on one of my favorite horses · 2 hours ago
Post Positions: (1) Looking Cool 30-1 (2) Vyjack 12-1 (3) Street Babe 15-1 (4) Shared Belief 2-5 (5) Page McKenney 20-1 (6) Moreno 7-2 (7) General A Rod 12-1 (8) Warrioroftheroses 50-1 (9) Imperative 15-1
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  • Sullivan · 3 Street Babe / 4 Shared Belief / 6 Moreno / 2 Vyjack · 4 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Do not under - estimate. · 2 hours ago
Off a 9 month layoff, Arab Spring out last Pether's Moon & Romsdal to win the G3 John Porter Stakes at Newbury.
He'll learn :) this experience helps to Coz's connections to know what the best for him. Love CoZmic One!
One swallow doesn't make a summer. One race doesn't say that the horse is bad. He will be a deserving Prince.
is AP considred a big horse
  • slewof damascus via Disqus · no - but he's not small, either. He's well put together. In people terms, he's like 5'11 maybe 6' foot. Toned. Goes to the gym everyday. Has a trainer. Plays sports. · 9 hours ago
10 Dynamic Sky, 2 Biz?The Nurse? , 4 Unitarian, 8 I thought he was retired Optimizer.
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