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Breeders Cup 2015


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Anyone has any thoughts on this race?
Iron Fist/Divining Rod/Kasaqui/Chicopologie
People say some of the top dirt horses in training don't deserve to run in the classic yet they say found does? Come on give me a break. This is a tall order for any female much less a female who has never won on dirt. Being her tenth race of the year. Doing it against the five year old monster that is the number one horse in the world. On his home turf. On a speed favoring track he runs best on. When he got a freshening midway through the year and is in the best form of his life. Glad Chrome is facing the best but saying she deserves to be in this race also means horses like Beholder, Songbird, and Stellar Wind deserve to as well. Just because you deserve to go- doesnt mean youre are going.
It is highly IMPROBABLE if not impossible, to compare "pressed" segmental velocity times to "alone on the lead" times. Many a horse, all by itself, run like tigers only to falter when battling through those first 4 furlongs. Before you can support a horse that is a front runner (like Affirmed for example or Lady's Secret) is to watch and compare the fractions the animal OVERCAME to get that lead. Once they show that (i.e. War Emblem was an example who needed to be alone on the lead or he faltered) adaptability, you can project, but the need to lead animals have a large Achilles Heel.
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  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I'm definitely Need, Will Take, Have The Lead, tv. Alone at the lead, ahead of ALL others. I know what's mine. War Emblem is MY Derby pick. Mine. · 1 day ago
  • amino998 · Are you talkin' 'bout Arrogate? ps: a Need to Lead animal's large Achille's heels could indicate kankles :( · 2 hours ago
5 furlongs in 59.40...handily...4/75...looking good.
Arrogate has looked great in his workouts! He just floats through the air..... I can only imagine how much more impressive he must look watching him work in person! He has an incredible reach and just wants to keep going and going...... He looks like the real deal!
  • sczen50 · Yes he could be the real deal..I think so. Yes he does look like that huh. What you just said about him..I was just thinking that about Chrome going for more stride for stride... and what I've also read about him. Actually I've heard that also about the previously mentioned guys. Through past readings, or what I've witnessed on film, in person, or on TV... Actually Another Sec or MOW?? or Slew though? lol UHH Let's just put that on hold for now though. lol Chrome looks like he's Also floating!! BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS AREN'T THEY? OH PLEASE don't let them know that I just wrote that. I Swear--some of them would know exactly what I just said..calling them animals. As some think they're probably human. lol!! · 3 days ago
  • Malcolm · Arrogate is a top dirt horse in America , better than Round Table , Rich Cream and Iron Liege an gallup he shall lol , it is ok if i mis-believe a little bit hehehe · 4 hours ago
Chrome getting serenaded after his workout yesterday http://youtu.be/6e5kj5bzRAI
  • Bandit252 via Disqus · Fun video!! I laughed when Chrome started to swing his head a bit with my music...before he tried to bite the guy :) · 4 hours ago
He just popped a 59 and 2 5F work at SA in his final prep. 4th fastest work of 74 at the distance, and Dave does not work them fast in the mornings.
but i agree with Bloodhorse this Colt was full of greatness but idk what happened was it pletcher?
first OFF< FOR THE LOVE OF Pete Sampras, tell me Nyquist isn't going! Give that horse a break! That sed, my heart is with Chrome, but Found is dangerous. If arrogate wins he is just a total freak.
Melatonin missed over a year in 2014-2015. What was that from? Also, not having run since June, and being scratched from the Pacific Classic, is it likely we have seen the last of him on the track?
  • Pebbles via Disqus · He seems to be on a pretty regular work schedule now... Santa Anita 10/15/2016 Dirt 7F 1:27.00 Handily 1/3 Santa Anita 10/9/2016 Dirt 7F 1:27.00 Handily 3/6 Santa Anita 10/2/2016 Dirt 6F 1:11.80 Handily 1/29 Santa Anita 9/26/2016 Dirt 6F 1:14.00 Handily 6/19 Santa Anita 9/21/2016 Dirt 5F 1:02.00 Handily 35/51 Santa Anita 9/12/2016 Dirt 4F 48.40 Handily 5/50 Santa Anita 9/6/2016 Dirt 3F 35.80 Handily 2/3 · 9 days ago
  • Steve Gibson via Disqus · EPM. Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. It is a parasite based disease that attacks the horse's central nervous system. Most horses that get it do not race again. This dude fought it and overcame it. · 5 hours ago
Standing at Mighty Acres Stud
Frosted has a shot and the pp's of Arrogate and CC should help as it may ensure a contested early pace. Nyqvist himself may be sent to the front by O'Neil which may create even more pace, and Melatonin is no turtle in the early going. This horse rallied well at the 1 1/4 in the Kentucky Derby and ran on pretty well in the Belmont at 1 1/2. He came home in 25 and ran a 2:27 and change Belmont himself. Very respectable. He has some excuses in his other 1 1/4 losses. And I would not hold his Woodward hugely against him. He likes more spacing between his races, and if you look at the video of that race a few times it sure looks like it was a pure prep race for this, not an all out effort by the jock or the horse. And the fact they chose not to race him again in early October looks like a smart move to give him more spacing coming into this. And just because a horse comes from behind does not mean that they dislike a very firm fast dirt surface. That's a huge misnomer in the race world. It is all about how the horse gets over the track, and even closers and off pace mudpack types can be horses that appreciate faster and firmer dirt or turf surfaces. Looking at a number of Frosted's past races he sure seems to excel on tracks that are souped up and playing very fast. And he has already put in a very solid work this week over the SA track where he looked like he was just skipping over it. If Arrogate, Chrome, and Melatonin, and even possibly Nyqvist hook up a bit too early, it is not beyond the ability of this horse to sit midpack down the backstretch and inhale them in the stretch if things come apart a bit. Much stranger things have happened and this horse really does seem to enjoy fast firm surfaces like he got in the Whitney and Met Mile. And yes, I know those distances of those two races were short of 1 1/4, but this horse did run on well at 1 1/2 in the Belmont, his Travers loss was very excusable given who he was up against and the fact he did all the dirty work on the front pressing AP for 6F.
Can't wait to see some of his babies drop. I'm expecting white blazes and strong/ powerful in the thorax area in lot of them :)
K One King is sanding at Millennium Farms. He will be interesting to the US breeders I imagine
Here are some of the mares from his first book- Classic Strike Fantastic Shirl Salty Romance Sugarinthemorning Rehocracy Beer Baroness Ecology Casual Smile Taylor S Absolutely Awesome Fleet of Gold Acey Deuecy Belva Hollywood Story Lady Liberty Spunoutacontrol Tarlow Fire Assay Believe You Can Nereid Night and Day Thegirlinthatsong Unzip Me Grand Portege Exogenetic Flocks of Doves
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  • WickedOne via Disqus · Classic Strike + Honor Code should be an interesting one. Classic Strike's filly by Union Rags looks like the real deal right now. · 51 days ago
  • Ruffianlover · Love the believe you can and classic strike pairings · 6 hours ago
They better be glad he's not entered in this race
  • Ruffianlover · Why? He was a deep closer and Santa Anita is heavily biased against closers. Fast paced races at SA tend to produce front runner winners. For the majority of races at the track Closers have only fared well in races that had a moderate pace. And usually they were closing from mid pack or were stalking the pace. It is not common on a a fast and dry track do closers win at Santa Anita. Santa Anita is a speedway, and the California horses are trained to run on the lead due to how the track plays compared to the east coast tracks where closers fare pretty well (belmont, Churchill downs, pimlico, etc) · 6 hours ago
She is the SIXTH choice in the Distaff. 6th!!!! I hope she stays that way to roll out the cash.
She will go to Darby Dan's broodmare farm

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