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2011 Donn Handicap (G1)

Date/Track:
2/5/2011, Gulfstream Park
Post Time:
5:26 PM ET
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:48.23
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1st Giant Oak
Giant's Causeway
7.49
N. Pessin
S. Bridgmohan
3rd, 2011 Breeders' Cup Marathon (G2) View Video
2nd Morning Line
Tiznow
7.50
N. Zito
J. Velazquez
3rd, 2013 Triple Bend (G1) View Video
3rd Rule
Roman Ruler
7.47
T. Pletcher
J. Castellano
4th, CD AlwOC (11/22/2012-R4)
4th I Want Revenge
Stephen Got Even
7.49
R. Dutrow, Jr.
R. Dominguez
5th, 2012 Bryan G. Stakes (LS)
5th Fly Down
Mineshaft
7.52
N. Zito
J. Leparoux
1st, 2014 Conditions View Video
6th Ron The Greek
Full Mandate
8.25
T. Albertrani
J. Lezcano
3rd, 2014 Conditions View Video
7th Hear Ye Hear Ye
Hear No Evil
4.54
S. Gold
J. Sanchez
7th, 2012 Ponche Hcp. (LS)
8th Eldaafer
A. P. Indy
7.29
D. Alvarado
E. Prado
1st, 2013 Greenwood Cup (G3) View Video
9th Square Eddie
Smart Strike
6.02
D. O'Neill
C. Nakatani
5th, 2011 Yo Eleven (RS)
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Older Comments about the 2011 Donn Handicap (G1)...

Did Nakatani really have to send Square Eddie into a suicidal pace with Morning Line? Giant Oak ran a good race but it was definitely set up for him. I thought Morning Line ran great. Rule ran well, had every chance to win it but couldn't punch it in at the end.
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  • icyhotboo · BTW: neither horse can be rated so he had no choice · 2244 days ago
  • cugel the clever · i agree with icy. square eddie isn't a graded stakes calibre horse at 9 furlongs and he ran the only way he can run. the pace was relatively moderate which makes Giant Oaks' victory that much more impressive. The moderate pace is also the reason that Morning Line was still around at the wire. The only surprise in the race was Fly Down - I expected a better stretch run from him and a top-four finish. Clearly he needed a race after the 3-month layoff. · 2244 days ago
I'll be there and hope the field remains intact. Fly Down would be the obvious selection but Rule with Castellano / Pletcher connection is intriguing

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