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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
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!
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 · 11 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. · 9 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. · 4 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.
Draw is today at 5! 12 horses with 3 AE's
Chrome will be flown to Kentucky on Sunday morning (after the Pegasus on Saturday) to begin his stud career per DRF Privman today. He has written both an article and a tweet. (The article is pay-to-read.) https://twitter.com/drfprivman?lang=en
I post Arrogate's time for the Pegasus may hit 146.76 just a guess anyway
In the 2016 Harlan's Holiday, Keen Ice (while carrying low weight) gave another confirmation of the weak 2016 BCC field. All 4 2016 BCC runners (Keen Ice, Hoppertunity, Effinex and War Story) were beaten by multiple lengths in their next respective graded stakes races after the BCC.
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  • Ruffianlover · Trolling like usual · 36 days ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · I do not think that 2016 had a weak BCC field at all. It certainly was stronger than the 2015 field. Chrome was the only winner from that field... What happened to the next start for the horses there in the 2015 field? Effinex won the Clark, Hoppertunity and Keen Ice a pretty close 2nd and 3rd. Tonalist won the Cigar Mile Hard Aces finished back in the San Pasquale Keen Ice finished up the track in the Donn Handicap Frosted won the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2. I still think that 2016 had a stronger field. · 5 hours ago
One thing to keep in mind.... Chrome has destroyed all of American Pharaoh's adversaries... some multiple times. Would American Pharaoh have won facing Shared Belief, Bayern , Arrogate, Beholder or even Tonalist on any given day? My point is that Chrome has faced the absolute toughest competition throughout his career possible... and he is still on top. How many horses does Baffert have to throw at him? Cheers to Chrome winning the Pegasus... for if he does the title will be well earned!
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  • nu-fan via Disqus · Thank you for the reminder. There have been some -- ahem, we know which ones -- who have actually stated that Chrome has not beat much! · 2 days ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Chrome has beaten all of American Pharoah's adversaries. I do not know about destroyed. Chrome won by what a neck over Dortmund in the San Diego. But he has done well against a number of them... Dortmund 3rd in Kentucky Derby, 4th Preakness Stakes San Diego 2nd Pacific Classic 3rd Awesome Again 2nd Keen Ice Travers winner, 4th BC Classic, 2nd in Haskell, 3rd in Belmont Stakes, 7th Kentucky Derby 7th Dubai World Cup 3rd BC Classic Mubtaahij 8th Kentucky Derby, 4th Belmont Stakes 2nd Dubai World Cup Tonalist, 5th 2015 BC Clasic Tonalist won Belmont Stakes over Chrome 5th BC 2014 Classic Effinex, 2nd 2015 BC Classic 6th 2016 BC Calssic · 6 hours ago
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