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BCC could shape up to be a real "CLASSIC"..Gun Runner - Connected - Arrogate (if he runs) - Keen ice (Who is always looking for an upset from back of pack) - Shaman Ghost - Classic Empire - Always Dreaming - Tapwrit - Cupid - Gunnervera - Irish War Cry...What a field!..What is everyones top 3 finish projection if this race happens?..Hope Most of them enter
Is Bashing Arrogate Day over yet? Arrogate showed up in the Pacific Classic and was short. Looks like he has an issue with the track. Unfortunately for him the BCC is at Del Mar. It's possible he will overcome his issue and has a shot to win the Classic but will have Gun Runner and likely Connected running their best. Looks like an exciting race coming. Looking forward to it and hope the competition stays healthy and shows up willing to run their best.
Very good start
Nice debut by him to get 2nd contesting a hot pace. Expecting him and Zatter to come out more fit and ready to roll next out.
Arrogate fan just posted this quote.."What it doesn't do is change the results. Arrogate never lost a race California Chrome was in. Can Chrome say the same?...Accelerate beat Arrogate 2 out of their 3 meetings including 1 by 15 lengths..Can Arrogate say the same?..According to this "Bottom line" logic, Accelerate is better than Arrogate..Some fans really need to "think" before they type..i.e "Put foot in mouth"
While I realize that the HRN ratings are no more than a popularity contest that have no bearing on reality, I wonder where Winx would rate if she were allowed to be included. During last seasons races many people on this site were questioning whether she was as good as advertised. It seems that many of them have come to the realization that she is the real deal. I don't believe any American-based turf horse could beat her up to 12 furlongs. People on this site who live in Australia and have followed the racing over there for a long period of time are now starting to call the the best to ever run there. As always, while comparing horses that do not actually run against each other is not an easy task a third C O X Plate would elevate Winx near the top of the list no matter what country we are considering.
Nice win by Zatter, St Patricks Day 2nd. Nice exacta for the Baffert stable.
What people don't see is that Baffert now has two to saddle in the Classic!
Happy to see that Unique Bella worked 3F in 36:40 today for the first time since March. Looking forward to when she races again.
Come on people, Its not always the horse that loses a race. 10 more feet then what? Jocks can't be perfect all the time. Also the time was very good and Collected was at the top of his game thanks to Baffert and crew and he ran a great race. I can't believe that anyone would say he id done.
Come on Storm
Yo new Private Deet on the Beat Bob ... so you just happened to stumble upon this page?
Lets all make this VERY simple!!..Arrogate..10 starts..Only 4 Grade 1 Wins..1 of them by desperately winning at the "wire"..2 of them by about 2 lengths..and only "1" of them in blow out fashion..And losing his last 2 races..Finishing 4th and Finishing 2nd..if someone told you this horse was an "All Time Great" you would probably ask them what drugs are they on..And if they told you this horse was the "GOAT" you would probably just slap them in the face!
According to some of the quotes (particularly from Bob Baffert) from the BH's article on his debut, the signal is stay away from betting him on the first race: "He has Pharoah's and his sister's kind, sweet disposition," Baffert said. "But Pioneerof the Nile was that way, too." "What St Patrick's Day doesn't share, at least so far, is American Pharoah's on-track attitude." "The 2015 Horse of the Year was notoriously difficult early on in his career and showed it before and during his fifth-place debut at Del Mar in 2014. St Patrick's Day is quite different. Where American Pharoah wanted to bolt at all times, his brother is content with inquisitively taking in his surroundings during gallops around Del Mar." "He's just made differently. Pharoah was a leaner-type horse," Baffert said. "And Pharoah was a run-off. He wanted to bolt and run. He was a handful. This guy is a pretty smart colt. He does everything right." "When he came in, he was carrying a little extra weight in the belly," Baffert said. "He's not quite tight yet, but he's doing well. I think he's ready to run. I don't want to do any more with him. Racing will help him..."
Easy Goer - 20 starts - 14 Wins..5 places..1 3rd..Never out of the money..9 Grade 1 Wins - Still only horse to ever win the Belmont/Whitney/Travers/Woodward/JockeyGC - And the only 3-year-old to win the Whitney, Woodward and Jockey Club Gold Cup while defeating older horses - Still owns the fasted beyer speed figure ever run by a 2 year old when winning the Champagne - Owns the highest speed figure by any horse during a classic race - Constantly ran beyers in the 120s - Holds record for fasted mile ever in a dirt stakes race crushing secretariats old record by a full second (Missing Dr Fagers WORLD record by 1/5th of a second) - Ran the fasted 7f at the gulfstream meet - Won Grade 1s at 7f, 8f, 9f, 10f and 12f! - 2nd fasted Belmont Stakes of all time, only behind Secretariat - With a jockey on his back that was too spoiled by this great horse that as everyone seen and is well documented gave him some ATROCIOUS rides as well - Easy Goers Stakes Wins are the following..Cowdin/Champagne/Swale/Gotham/Woodward M/Belmont/Whitney/Travers/Woodward H/JockeyGC/Gold Stage/Suburban H...Easy Goer never lost by more than 2 lengths including 2 losses by a nose and a head -"This" is the resume/career of what you would call an "All Time Great"...Arrogate?..Give me a break
Arrogate beat Chrome at the Wire..and this after Chrome has had a long career and close to retirement - Chromes last win in the Dubai was faster than Arrogates..Ran faster than Arrogate at the 1 1/6th distance same track - Chrome put together a 6 race winning streak twice - Chromes average margin of victory was 8 lengths in his 7 wins in 2016 - Chrome has the MUCH better resume/Career.. And everyone knows Chrome wasnt himself in last race of his career in the Pegasus..Based on all of this plus Arrogates career, you cant say Arrogate was better than Chrome based on ONE race where he just caught him at the wire - ill take Chrome as the better horse any day of the week and take his career/resume..And im not even a "Chromie"
Todays mentality - Horse is 4 for 15 lifetime..All of sudden wins a BIG race and the "whispers" of an all time GREAT are being heard..Than he loses 2 out of his next 3 starts and finishes his career at 6 for 19..And is ranked in the top 50 of all time horses on some racing sites, and even ahead of horses whom had a near impeccable record and a mountain of Grade 1 wins, in very FAST times to boot..Arrogate only ran 10 times..lost 3 of them.only 4 grade 1 wins..lost his last 2..and He will probably be ranked high on the list..Todays racing rankings are "Prisoner of the moment" rankings..and it is ridiculous..Atleast American Pharoahs resume has a legit arguement
IArrogate has been following Chrome's schedule of 2016 by racing in Dubai, then running the same Del Mar races leading up to the BCC. Let's see, Chrome shipped early to Dubai and ran a prep race at Meydan before the 2016 Dubai World Cup. Arrogage in 2017 and Chrome in 2015 both shipped late to Dubai with no prep race for the World Cup. The Dubai World Cup was Chrome's last race of 2015 and Arrogate's Dubai World Cup is his last win of 2017. Hmmm . . .
"So are all the horses pointing to the BC training up to it now? Sure seems that way if you listen to the trainers." Said Craig Milkowski (TimeformUS) To answer this question, in order to beat Arrogate, Collected earned the following figures and ratings for the PC: 115 BSF, 133-135 TimeformUS and 127 RPR. Besides Gun Runner, none of the other potential 2017 BCC contenders have ever reached these figures/ratings in their careers.
Unfortunate that these new drug testing protocols weren't in place when the 'GOAT's' ran. Horses today are subject to more scrutiny and testing than any other time in the glorified past when steroids, cocaine, testosterone, and whatever came out of Dr. Harthill's lab was in rampant use. But by all means let's keep them on their pedestals with selective if not totally blind acceptance and boast about how objective we are. https://psmag.com/social-justice/derby-win-horse-racings-doping-addiction-80640#.ix2jbzekp

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