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Shanghai Bobby Not Definite for BC Juvenile

Shanghai Bobby wins 2012 Champagne.
Grade 1 Frizette winner Dreaming of Julia, Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne hero Shanghai Bobby and debut winner Darwin all emerged from their Saturday efforts in fine fettle, Todd Pletcher assistant Whit Beckman reported this morning.

 

“Both 2-year-old stakes winners seemed to exit their races in good shape,” said Beckman of Dreaming of Julia, who headed My Happy Face in the Frizette, and Shangahi Bobby, now 4-for-4 after his five-length Foxwoods Champagne triumph. “They both looked good this morning.”

 

Beckman said that while plans call for Dreaming of Julia to head to California for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita next month, no decision has been made on Shanghai Bobby’s next start.

 

“Plans for Shanghai Bobby will be under further review by Todd and Mr. Jack Wolf,” said Beckman.

 

Also Saturday, the Pletcher barn unveiled yet another promising juvenile in Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Darwin. The son of Big Brown, out of the Silver Ghost mare Cool Ghoul, came under pressure early before shaking clear of his rivals and going on to a two-length victory in 1:09.54 in the third race.

 

“He came out of the race in really good shape,” said Beckman of Darwin, who fetched $1.3 million in March at the Fasig-Tipton sales. “His race was very impressive. He stepped up and showed he has some ability.”

 

 

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Older Comments about Shanghai Bobby Not Definite for BC Juvenile...

Could be because the Juvi is not a guaranteed ticket into the Kentucky Derby anymore, so why burn out a horse that is likely the best of his generation as a 2 year old. Although the poll of the day today suggests why he is now confirmed for the BC ( btw, my vote was yes he can win Champ 2 year old without a BC victory)
Still curious as to why it was even questioned, Continues to make me like the horse less. Was there a genuine reason, or just fear he'd flop?
He is confirmed today for BC Juvenile by owner Wolf
Or maybe they believe in the juvenile jinx.
^curious, either. I really hate this machine -_-
I am really curiou to know the motives behind this decision. {Especially because they seem to be so hush hush about it} It is odd to me, that while he is at his high, they would pull him out.. The only things I can think of are injury/Dout of win/ The fact they are forcing them to go lasix free ... and rest {which is highly unlikely, because .. as I said he is at his high, he shouldn't need to 'mature' } I don't remember hearing about him getting injured, so eaither they are really scared of the two turn course, or just really doubt he can run with out the drug .. which is sad.. Neither of which are traits you would desire for a so called 'superstar' .
I doubt Shanghai Bobby will participate in the BC Juvenile...

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