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Breeders' Cup 2017

Canford Cliffs Denies Goldikova in Queen Anne

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CANFORD CLIFFS won a thrilling Queen Anne Stakes from the well-backed favourite Goldikova, with Cityscape back in third.

Trainer Richard Hannon, who has stated before that Canford Cliffs is the best horses he has trained, was effusive in his praise again for the winner.

"He's very special to us - these sorts of horses don't come around everyday," the champion trainer said. "He's got a real old cruising speed and can also quicken."

Canford Cliffs was anchored at the back of the field by Richard Hughes all the time having favourite Goldikova, whose jockey Olivier Peslier weighed out 1lb overweight but weighed in 2lb overweight, in his sights.
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Just watched coverage of the race and they said Goldikova was a bit hotter than usual before the race.
not every horse is perfect! but she sure can run! hope they dont run her too old!
I don't believe very many people saw past the "big 2", Canford Cliffs and Goldikova, finishing 1-2 in this race, one way or another? But I would imagine that trainer Roger Charlton and Prince Khalid Abdullah would have to be ecstatic about the way that Cityscape ran in this race. He really laid down a late challenge, and briefly looked like he might really hit the wire with Canford Cliffs and Goldikova. But it was still a career best for Cityscape. Beaten 1-3/4 lengths by Canford Cliffs, and 1 length by Goldikova. Cityscape ended the 2010 season with win's in the listed Superior Mile at Haydock, and the G3 Joel Stakes at Newmarket. Then made his seasonal debut at Sandown, where he was beaten by 2-1/4 lengths by Dick Turpin in the G2 Bet365 Mile. Most people had Cityscape figured to finish behind Cape Blanco, Rio De La Plata, and some figured even behind Ransom Note also. I think this race will give Cityscape a huge dose of confidence, and I don't doubt Charlton looking for a strong G2 or another G1 over a mile for Cityscape to contest in the very near future!! TJMO.
Oh dont jump the gun.. that is one race and they battled it pretty hard.. I would never count Goldikiova out and I believe she will bounce back to get Canford Cliffs in the next one..
Thead'or, Canford Cliffs knows the turns at Goodwood, because he beat Rip Van Winkle over them in last year's Sussex. I don't by any means take anything away from Goldikova. She ran another great race at Ascot today, as per usual. But she finally ran into a horse in the Hannon barn that wasn't named Paco Boy or Dick Turpin. She ran into Canford Cliffs. A horse that I've been saying every since his 3yr.old season has every bit the turn of foot, or better than Goldikova. No excuses for either of them today. Simply put, Canford Cliffs turn of foot was just a good deal more emphatic than Goldikova's was in the Queen Anne.
^She knows Churchill. Canford has never done anything but run in a straight line. He doesn't know the turns of American tracks, Goldikova has an obvious advantage. I believe she'll win it again. Like she always does.
All I know, is that their times are slower. I do comparative times, with the aid of the Track Equalization Chart. It is very difficult to grade their times, for they are a lot slower. Probably, due to tracks that are more subjected to clammy, off weather. They do have something, I think, that's called Time Formulator, which is equal to the Beyer Speed Rating over here. That's probably the best gauge, is to familiarize yourself with the Time Formulator. At least that would give you an idea of the best across te pond.
Canford cliffs the worlds best miler! if in doubt he will prove it in the breeders cup mile this year! goldikova stay at home.
Thanks, amfuller! I'm more familiar with times on our tracks over in North America, so for that time, is that considered a great, relatively decent/ good, or poor showing? I'm still a bit unfamiliar with racing times across the Pond, as it were.
They are showing a time of 1:38.38
From what I heard from the TVG people over there, they don't do race times. So we have to go on the visual performance. Anyone, correct me if I'm wrong on this.
What was the winning time?

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