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Outside of Arrogate/Chrome, the horse with the biggest upside IMO is Neolithic. In some freak scenario where Arrogate/Chrome don't fire, he is the only horse I can see winning. I also think he's the best shot to fill the trifecta as well. It's early, but I will go cold trifecta Arrogate/Chrome/Neolithic.
I have not seen the splits for Chrome's last work anywhere...and this was all I could come up with... 24.51, 1:00.72, 1:13.20
Tonalist's first foal born this afternoon at Lane's End! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/178057f0ca816a8f2fe847e7e812c6d3d2b6f04f1c1bdd439d47f251e01344fe.jpg
sig bouncer the clown ? the fool ? no an utter moron of the highest order
Dortmund worked today at Los Al; his first official work since 10/30/16. Equibase has the work at 3f., on dirt, in 36.60, 10/17. BH has an article as well. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/219133/dortmund-drills-for-sherman-at-los-al
Arrogate, Keen Ice, Chrome, Shaman Ghost is my early prediction in that order. Followed by Neolithic, Eragon, Breaking Lucky, Noble Bird, Prayer for Relief, War Story, War Envoy, then Ralis last.
maybe we can just focus on arrogate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaeZ2L9-mA0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPHrkuIS9z8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX1hiPqsxEc
I wonder why Baffert would ask his groom to lie about how morphine got into his system? How cruel to drug a horse with morphine. https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/deadly-to-horses-the-baffert-effect-part-1/ "If administering morphine to enhance a horse’s performance isn’t bad enough, Baffert had the audacity to coerce a groom in his employ to lie to investigators. Baffert testified that the positive finding was a result of “unintentional contamination” from a food source containing poppy seeds (e.g. baked goods). While it is true that poppy seeds can generate false positive drug tests, Baffert went a step further. When notified of the positive result he repeatedly contacted his groom and encouraged him to admit to eating bakery products while in close proximity to “Nautical Look”. Unfortunately for Baffert the groom told the truth and testified he had not consumed any food while handling the horse." See http://goo.gl/uiAwXH.
Is this true that Cozmic One has been retired and going to Ocala? Has someone a confirm? I hope he will be better sire than racehorse.
while sig is acting a fool , lets just pause and remind ourselves about the look on victors face as arrogate sped past him in the BCC
I was watching TVG Classic this morning, and they were talking about the Hollywood Gold Cup in 1988, where a horse called Cutlass Reality came in first by about seven lengths.... over Alysheba and Ferdinand. Could Prayer for Relief or Ralis or War Envoy do the same?
Jess's Dream has been retired. He's standing at Ocala Stud in Florida. Neither of Zenyatta's boys look to be worth a damn on the track. Hope one of them races soon and gets a win. She's expecting a Medaglia D'Oro foal this time round. Hope she gets a winner this time.
I think Eragon and Neolithic have a chance at 3rd, 4th, or 5th
  • Sig Bouncer via Disqus · It doesn't sound like they were overly happy with Eragon's latest work. See if he picks up the pace on Sunday when he has another one. From the Paulickreport yesterday: A day after James McIngvale's Eragon worked four furlongs in 49 4/5 seconds under jockey Edgar Prado for his North American debut in the Pegasus, trainer Laura Wohlers said all was well with the 6-year-old. “We just walked today and we'll jog him tomorrow. It looks like he's good and he ate well. That's all you can hope for,” Wohlers said. “I would have liked him to go a tiny bit faster in the work, but I'm fine with it. I told Edgar if he had some horse left, to gallop out a good five-eighths, and he did. It was his first time working in awhile. He got stuck in quarantine. He probably didn't need to do more than that yesterday.” · 1 day ago
  • Mr. Ed via Disqus · No and yes. · 1 day ago
To stand this season at Harris Farm for 2k.
Really nice work. Boy I hope he makes the race and brings this same run in the Pegasus. I hope for a clean run race, two future hof horses running their best, not holding anything back and everyone comes home safe. What more could a fan ask for?
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Arrogate is not a HOFer yet. He needs a couple more notches on his belt. :-) · 3 hours ago
Not the most 'attractive' horse but boy does he look regal and imposing https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b00a557c54b5e9eaae90fe20be95f897c53d6a9af3b52449316b5970266230f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b629cecc5db9b90e77ae78d5750b1a5f16d2890b60785128889b4c00734eeaf6.jpg
some collection of scalps arrogate took in the BCC

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