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  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 13 hours ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 18 hours ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 3 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 5 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 6 days ago
  • Daddys Lil Darling (7-2) runs up to take the Grade 2 Pocahontas.Posted 7 days ago
  • Tepin (2-5) gets her eighth consecutive win in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 7 days ago

 

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I am officially renaming this horse "Gunnertunity". He is the successor in waiting to Hoppertunity. A good consistent hard working horse who always gives his best and wins the occasional graded stake, but is a notch below the tip level and never wins a race containing the best of his peers.
Being Big Brown's son, he was always gonna be good, but he's no "Big Brown" that's for sure, BB was a SUPERSTAR. Dortmund is just 'very good'. :-)
Gun Runner is not at his best on the slop. His worst two races have happened under such track conditions, and they weren't all that bad. The Racing Form's past performances don't show it, but the KY Derby was actually run on a wet track (see picture below). Yeah, he was 3rd in the Travers on a dry track, but any other year he would've been second. Not with Arrogate. American Freedom is no slouch either. He had just run Nyquist into the ground in the Haskell. So if you forget for a minute about the KYJC, KY Derby, and Haskell, all on wet tracks, Gun Runner looks mighty good. Let's remember that he obliterated the Matt Winn stakes record, and missed the track record by 8/100ths of a second. I think we'll see Gun Runner entering the stretch with the lead again, but unlike the KY Derby, he will not surrender it this time around. He may even win the PA Derby by open lengths. Maybe 3, or even 5. This will be his beautillion ball. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/497b60e49f8f6b0f7d5992e7cc4121dcf282da1e5878506f13e5d665b5318afa.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4ca4f2f155b8843071dfdadc1f49a004f26a2d4dbf5312c564f1840ff518347.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3af9c43a589d85933c8ecc389eb1609ad03c6805df9b8691668e8cd0689de370.png .
  • Pebbles via Disqus · I posted similar info elsewhere when someone tried to suggest that Arrogate had run faster times than this generation of horses at every distance he had run...but actually at 8.5 furlongs Gun Runner bested him. :-) · 2 days ago
  • Cugel the clever · Once again Gunnertunity fails to win a big one and the excuses are pouring in. He has never won when facing a field of the best of his peers. · 1 hour ago
Another excellent run from Gun Runner, he's my favourite for the BC Dirt Mile.
Gunrunner is the most consistent 3 year old out there. Should be Eclipse 3 year old, but just toss PA Derby race out for all top horses. Being a local of Parx race track my whole life, it is a very corrupt track. It is very clear and obvious that the top horses where their to attract bettors money and "purposely" run bad. This happens time and time again at this track and why i will not bet my own home track. Its a disgrace. They really should close the track down, its far worse what they do now since their casino opened and destroyed bensalem.
Proud of my boy Gun Runner! He improves every time he races on a dry track. Today was the tale of two trips. If GR wasn't so wide, he probably would've won. I have a feeling he will have a higher beyer number than Connect or maybe an equal number. He was moving faster in the stretch.
Sadly he's starting to look like the modern day Morvich
Any word on this horse?
1st: Frosted 2nd: Dortmund 3rd: American Freedom 4th: Runhappy
Runhappy blazes 4F in 46 3/5, gallops out in 58 1/5, final work before 2016 debut next week in the Ack Ack. Safe to say, I think he's ready.
I am thinking to early to say whom i like ,,, with a chuckle
I'd just like to toss something out there, because I haven't seen many others mention it, but... Nyquist didn't run a bad race. He was in a good position and seemed game. He was just coming off of a two month layoff and wasn't the fittest horse on the track. He got some fitness and he'll do better next time, hopefully :)
Here's the latest UK odds for the Distaff: Songbird 4/5, Beholder 9/4, Stellar Wind 5/1, Cavorting 12/1, Curalina 16/1, Carina Mia 16/1, Cathryn Sophia 20/1, Forever Unbridled 25/1, Stopchargingmaria 25/1, Land Over Sea 33/1, Sheer Drama 33/1, Go Maggie Go 40/1, Lewis Bay 66/1. She's in my Top 3 'banker bets' of the BC Meeting. :-)
Gun Runner seems to be really coming into his own! If he hadn't gone so wide today in the Pennsylvania Derby he would have had first for sure! I really like Gun Runner. He is going to be a force to be reckoned with in his 4 year old campaign.
Honestly, if Songbird doesn't race in the Distaff, I would be beyond disappointed. Especially if her connections don't race her simply to save her "undefeated" record, and dodge Beholder/Steller Wind/Cavorting. And if she retires this year then I will never hold her to the same standard as Rachel Alexandra and Zeneytta. Not because she isn't fantastic, but because both of the previously mentioned mares went on to accomplish so much more, undefeated or not. It's the same logic as to why I'll never be able to hold Shared Belief (RIP) to the same standard as California Chrome, despite being a spectacular horse. No matter how brilliant Songbird has been, as of right now, I believe she still has more to prove.
This three year old division is a mess. I figured Nyquist would not be totally in shape for this race. He ran decently until late in the stretch where he was tired. Exaggerator finished exactly as I thought he would. He's a slop specialist and his record looks a lot better than it really is. Please give him a break and point to a campaign next year. Nyquist should gain something from this but I think he doesn't have a shot to win the classic against horses like chrome or arrogate. Maybe dirt mile? Gun runner would have won this race if he wasn't so wide. He's been pretty consistent this year and proved me wrong. Even though arrogate may be the best three year old- do you give him the eclipse based on one stakes race if he loses the classic? Geeze I don't even know- this eclipse is wide open!
Just like Exaggerator, I think Nyquist should rest up until next year too. He is not the same racehorse as he once was, and he would not stand a chance against Chrome or Arrogate in the BCC. Nyquist is a good horse, but not a great horse.
Connect Cupid Nyquist Awesome Slew
Who is guaranteed to run? 1. Chrome 2. Dortmund 3. Hoppertunity Anyone else? win the space and hard aces? Five horse field?
11 for 11. What is your favorite race of hers that she has won? Mine is the breeders cup juvenile fillies. The way she dominated that stellar field, with the ease that she did it in a time that beat Nyquist the future Kentucky derby winner- it was a look into the future if her brilliance. I'm interested to hear your picks!

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