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Breeders' Cup 2017

2012 Arkansas Derby (G1)

4/14/2012, Oaklawn Park
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
3 M
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Peaking at the right time, this Bodemeister!
with the help of smarty jones's genes..isn't he clever is gonna pull it off
Bodemeister needs a win to get into the Derby. Bodemeister//Stat//Najjaar
  • icyhotboo · usually when a horse/team/person/ needs to win the don't or they would have done it by now. · 2012 days ago
Bodemeister I think can run away with it, Seeing Drill lose in the Northern Spur is huge. Since Drill beat Creative Cause twice, but lost to lower quality horses today.
What is the post time?
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  • skipaway2000 · I got my number from measuring the satellite image of the track on Google Earth. Oaklawn doesn't have a super-long stretch. · 2012 days ago
  • skipaway2000 · and hey, I was only 40ft off! hehe · 2012 days ago
Im thinking STAT may be ready to rock and roll. And this IMO is the weakest group of derby hopefulls
Raconteur will be the sleeper but Bodemeister will most likely win over Secret Circle.
Can't do it ,sticking to my guns,Shoud be a good race, Good luck to all.
Love this betting is much more wide open than Bodemeister http://picksandparlays.com/picks/arkansas-derby-2012-odds-breakdown-and-winning-predictions/
  • icyhotboo · Optimizer? take it down before you get embarressed. His last race was an optical illusion. The other horses were coming back so fast he nowhere to go but forward, almost standing still. · 2014 days ago
  • icyhotboo · That should really be called the Baffert Bowl, monsters for that field anyway. · 2014 days ago
Optimizer will be hard to beat if Court don't hold back to long.
This is a race that will tell if secret circle can go more than a 1-1/16 . Personally I think that he cannot. he was drifting badly side to side his last 2 races even though he won. Optimizer came within a stride or two of running him down at the finish line in a slow fraction race. Optimizer on the other hand needs to be first or second in this race to qualify for the derby. Look for a big effort from him. Sabercat will run better in this race and look for him to be in the money after he was off for 4 months and finished 8th in the rebel. This horse is way better that people are giving him credit for. Remember that he doesn't even need to be in the money as he already has secured a spot in the derby. Why kill your horse if you dont have to. Bodemeister has a chance in this race but all depends on pace for him. I sure hope I finally see some fast fractions in a stakes race as there has not been much pace the last several. My pick for this race is Sabercat and Optimizer 1st and 2nd. or vise versa with Bodemeister or Isn't He Clever 3rd. Just my opinion. But as always a race depends on the start, a trip, and the jockey's decision. Good Luck to All on Sat!
I am looking forward to see bodmeister run next saturday and see how responds after his big effort in san felipe.
Baffert horses will go 1st and 2nd in my opinion.
After watching Optimizer close in the Rebel at the distance, anyone watching the enormous move he made in his stretch run would have to think; if Jon Court stays on him and repeats his ride he will bolw by horses in the Arkansas and Kentucky Derby if the pace is similar
All i know mis that Gemologist is a Monster! Maybe he needs to just be in the money to qualify for the derby? But I am sure he will and also Win the Kentucky Derby!!!!
  • travel_vic · Oaklawn really knows how to put on a card making this contest usually the LAST race of the meeting · 2040 days ago