Race of the Week 2017

 

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Used to be a favorite of mine to follow each year as before the Breeder's Cup it meant a lot to notch a win in this one. Contenders with the top two standing out over the field: 3 Stallwalkin' Dude 9 Seymourdini 4 Threefiveindia 8 Ready for Rye with 6 Green Grotton UNDER in case he gets a good uncontested lead..................Best two lines ever: 9 3 4 1 7 6...Best paced races: 9 3 1 7 4
9 stands out there: 9 Diversify 1 Hoppertunity 7 The Player 2 Seeking the Soul with 4 Destin under. With controlling speed the 9 can dictate the entire contest up front and should do well but then everyone knows that. Best paced race: 1 9 4 8 7 2 Two best lines ever: 9 4 1 8 7 ................. 9 and 4 vie early then 1 8 7 come later.
Has anyone heard anything about him lately?
I'm confused is she retired or is she in training with Todd because she is on his site
Yet another Tapit millionaire...nice to see him go out a winner! He's a bargain at $6,500.
Honorable Duty
Green Gratto ! C'mon; gotta root for him. He runs in everything. He's back home. Good ol' guy!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on HRN, looking forward to some Turkey and four days of outstanding racing worldwide!
California Chrome was simply one lucky horse winning weak graded stakes races against 2nd place horses that were either bad or going off form. Some of these horses after some times off (or trainer change) came back winning graded stakes again (see Hoppertunity in the 2014 G1 Clark and Mubtaahij in the 2017 G1 Awesome Again). The same case can also be made about Prince Bishop winning the 2015 DWC over Chrome. He was simply lucky to beat Chrome who was going off form and needed almost a year to recover.
"1) Horses who ran 2nd to Arrogate won 5 of 6 races in their next 3 races (within 6 months) after facing Arrogate. 2) Horses (a total of 9 different horses, scroll down to see my complete listing) who ran 2nd to California Chrome won 0 race in 15 starts in their next 3 races".. Final Analyst Conclusion?.. "5 out of 6" horses that Arrogate has beaten have came back to WIN! ..Arrogate beating them has done absolutely "nothing" to intimidate these horses.. And they just brushed it off!!...Horses who ran 2nd to California Chrome? ..Well he did a LOT more than "intimidate" these horses..They were "0 for 15" after he beat them in their next 3 races!...Yikes!!!!
"1) Horses who ran 2nd to Arrogate won 5 of 6 races in their next 3 races (within 6 months) after facing Arrogate. 2) Horses (a total of 9 different horses, scroll down to see my complete listing) who ran 2nd to California Chrome won 0 race in 15 starts in their next 3 races".. Final Analyst Conclusion?.. "5 out of 6" horses that Arrogate has beaten have came back to WIN! ..Arrogate beating them has done absolutely "nothing" to intimidate these horses.. And they just brushed it off!!...Horses who ran 2nd to California Chrome? ..Well he did a LOT more than "intimidate" these horses..They were "0 for 15" after he beat them in their next 3 races!...Yikes!!...
For those who don't like my form validation with 2nd place horses, you can start your own with 3rd place horses...lol. 2nd >> 3rd!!!
Hoppy
Destin-Hopportunity- Diversify
Horses who ran 2nd to Chrome #1 Hoppertunity..Won the G2 San Antonio (twice)..Won the G1 Jockey Gold Cup #2 Mubtaahij..Won the G1 Awesome Again Stakes..G2 UAE Derby #3 Beholder..Won 8 of 9 Stakes including 5 G1s before facing Chome..Won a G1 stakes very shortly after and finishing 2nd in another G1 #4 Lexie Lou Won the G2 Nassua,G2 Dance Smartly and the Victoriana Stakes #5 Imperative..Won the G2 Charles Town Classic #6 Dortmund..2 G1 wins..2 G2 wins..G3 win..etc These are just off top of my head..Their are "plenty "more..8 G1 winners including mulltiple G2 winners etc etc without even looking into it yet...(Tada!) =)...Enjoy
1st Diversify 2nd Hoppy 3rd could be anyone, rooting for Destin or Mo Tom
1st- Diversify 2nd- Good Samaritan 3rd- Destin
1st- Destin 2nd- Diversify 3rd- Good Samaritan
Winning form validation for Frosted. Here are what the horses running second to Frosted in graded stakes did in the following 3 races within the next 6 months (only stakes records are listed) Tencendur (G1 Wood Memorial): 0 win in 2 starts Iron Fist (G2 Penn Derby): 0 win in 1 start Gold City (G2 Al Maktoum R2): 0 win in 2 starts Anchor Down (G1 Met Mile): 1 win in 3 starts Comfort (G1 Whitney): 1 win in 1 start (non graded stakes) Frosted's 2nd place competitors in graded stakes races scored 2 stakes wins in 9 starts!!!
Last work was 6 furlongs in 1:22 ?!?!? Did something go wrong?

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