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post draw #1. will be interesting from there
Anybody miss Steve Coburn? Perry Martin is a piece of work.
I have re-watched the BCC 2016 over and over again trying to figure out how Arrogate was able to run down California Chrome. When I saw it live, I could't believe it. I think I figured it out. Mike Smith was going to work on Arrogate much earlier than when Victor started to get after Chrome. Arrogate is a big colt with a long stride and Victor was trying to see what Mike was doing. Mike kept Arrogate hidden, all the while Arrogate was still rolling, while Victor still had Chrome in Hand waiting to kick away. Now if you go back and watch the 2016 Preakness and Dubai WC 2016, even the Winter Classic at Los Al, you will see Victor is outside of horses able to get Chrome rolling. Now since Arrogate will be potentially be on the inside(who knows how long), that works in Victor's and Chrome's favor. He didn't have that luxury in the BCC to allow chrome a target. Chrome was the target, but it looks like he will have targets this time. Chrome LOVES being on the outside and running horses down on the turn to kick away at the top of the stretch. Of course, Arrogate is no ordinary horse, and he also needs a target as well. It will be interesting how this race lays out, but I think Victor learned from his last race and Chrome will take this race by 3/4 of a length over Arrogate.
You can always tell if a horse is going to be a great one from their 1st or 2nd race. They'll win for win or make this unbelievable move. Can give many examples...Zenyatta, Big Brown, Bernardini...to name a few. Go check out Runhappy's msw at Turfway...one of the best. If you watched the Banford Stakes at CD, Classic Empire looked like he wouldn't get there chasing a 1/2 after a 56 half. To catch that horse in 109.3 with an explosive gallop out was pretty impresssive.
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.
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.
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.
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/

 

 

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