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2014 Santa Anita Handicap (G1)

3/8/2014, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
7:00 PM ET
1 1/4 m (Dirt)
4+ M
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My profit is nonexistent today so now I have to take big shots so just going with two 10.00 win bets on Blingo and Imperative.
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  • Roses4U · Game on Dude was the play....Baffert played that one well. I did like Blingo and threw out MMM. Cha Ching. · 631 days ago
  • jmac500 · Now we know he needs no speed competition.lol · 631 days ago
Welcome back GOD
Hey SULLIVAN- Who do you like in this race?
Just looked at this race .Win or lose,the dynamics of this race calls for a big wager on Game On Dude. There is absolutely no quality speed other than the Dude. I would assume that the only one who could any presure on the dude,would be MMM if he decided to send. That is not his style,i expect him to be tracking 2nd or 3rd. Should anyone decide to gun (that means you Bejarano,you vindictive S.O.B.) then Smith will sit like he did in the Clark and go. But the fractions will be soft. I am giving the Dude 1 more chance,at what should be nice odds. I am hoping that they overbet the 1/2 finishers from the past BC Classic. Also in the San Felipe, really can't gauge this move as severe. Due to the uncertainnty of Schoolofhardrocks and his return. But Espinoza who is riding as good as anyone,has chosen California Chrome over him.Chrome figues to get a dream trip in here.He drew inside the speeds,Espi can be sitting a ground saving trip all the way around . Should not be less than 2 or 3 off the lead down the backstretch.
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  • furlonger · Hot off the press..I just got a heads up from an undisclosed source from Santa Anita. Bet the farm on WTC. · 633 days ago
  • jmac500 · I'm going with a bomb play using imperative. · 633 days ago
Going with Imperative.
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  • vodkak · Do you make these picks for shock value or are you actually going to bet $$$$ for him to win? · 634 days ago
  • jenna.heusi · i can see where you are coming from jmac....he could be an upset (a major one at that). he's an improving colt, one whose speed figures dramatically improved after the switch to dirt. i still like mmm and wtc, but i will be the first to congratulate you if imperative takes it. · 634 days ago
2013 HOY and to be 2014 HOY WILL TAKE CHARGE..nobody else...
Game On Dude is finished. Wish Baffert would let it go.
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  • Mary Z. · I can see why you would think that, splainmethis. What w/the monkey on his back, but not many can go 10f anymore. Not fast. · 635 days ago
  • Peppermint Paddy · I'm Furious Kapcori that Dorf didn't enter this one. Same for Moreno. "Boring, Sidney" · 635 days ago
Post Positions- 1. WTC 2. MMM 3. Blingo 4. Imperative 5. Rousing Sermon 6. American Blend 7. G.O.D. 8. HTG
  • Mary Z. · Ghost is gonna love this. Was hoping Fury would run, but must not be right for him at this point. · 635 days ago
  • Mary Z. · I'd put Sermon's dinner just past the finish line :) · 635 days ago
This is going to be one great race!! Not sure who I like yet. My heart says Mucho Macho Man, but wow, what a great field!
MMM all the way.
I love this. Its like a heavyweight championship fight rematch. between mmm@wtc. Really good for the sport. both are my favs . i guess ill have to take a huge exacta box. LOL
  • buzzcat859 · I still like game on dude but his NEMESIS is in here(blueskiesanrainbows) how can he overcome this??? · 636 days ago
San Antonio Stakes winner Blingo, prepping for the Santa Anita Handicap, worked six furlongs Sunday with Aaron Gryder up in company with Supreme Commander for trainer John Shirreffs. Blingo was timed in 1:12.20 for six furlongs, while Supreme Commander got 1:02.60 for five furlongs, breaking five lengths in front of Blingo and finishing five lengths behind. Also working for the Big ‘Cap was San Antonio runner-up Imperative for George Papaprodromou with Kent Desormeaux aboard, going five furlongs in 1:03.

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