Hard Spun Foals

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Postby MTO » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:14 pm

Happy Endings wrote:Snap Decision won race #5 at Belmont today, an AOC for 3yos. They kept him closer to the pace this time, so he didn't have so much to do at the end. And he seemed to win it pretty easily. Maybe that is the spot where he needs to be... tracking the pace. And the pace was very moderate, so it might have been hard to make up more distance.


Aug 4 at Saratoga is the 8.5f- National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame (G2T) Stakes. Hopefully Snap Decision is pointed to that race. it's restricted to 3 year olds.
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Re: Hard Spun Foals

Postby MTO » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:17 pm

MTO wrote:
Happy Endings wrote:Snap Decision won race #5 at Belmont today, an AOC for 3yos. They kept him closer to the pace this time, so he didn't have so much to do at the end. And he seemed to win it pretty easily. Maybe that is the spot where he needs to be... tracking the pace. And the pace was very moderate, so it might have been hard to make up more distance.


Aug 4 at Saratoga is the 8.5f- National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame (G2T) Stakes. Hopefully Snap Decision is pointed to that race. It's restricted to 3 year olds.
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Re: Hard Spun Foals

Postby Happy Endings » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:48 pm

MTO wrote:
Happy Endings wrote:Snap Decision won race #5 at Belmont today, an AOC for 3yos. They kept him closer to the pace this time, so he didn't have so much to do at the end. And he seemed to win it pretty easily. Maybe that is the spot where he needs to be... tracking the pace. And the pace was very moderate, so it might have been hard to make up more distance.


Aug 4 at Saratoga is the 8.5f- National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame (G2T) Stakes. Hopefully Snap Decision is pointed to that race. it's restricted to 3 year olds.


Sounds like a good option. I wonder where Rocketry will go next. He really got bumped around in his race yesterday. Was hoping he would eventually go to the Secretariat for 3yos at Arlington. He was facing older yesterday and did okay. He may need to be closer to the pace, too. So much can go wrong when coming from so far back. I think both of them have the talent to be stakes winners. Seems like they have backed off on Time to Travel. Seemed like they were rushing him into races on quick turn-arounds in the spring. He's a full brother to Hard Not To Like and I hope they show more patience with him going forward.

I read a while back that Hard Spun was bred to a really good group of mares in 2013, which would be this year's 3yo crop. Seems like there are a number that are quite talented. Hope it turns out to be so.
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Re: Hard Spun Foals

Postby Happy Endings » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:58 pm

Grateful won race #7 an allowance at 1 1/4 miles at Belmont Park today. She was facing older in this race.

video replay: https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/replays

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Re: Hard Spun Foals

Postby Happy Endings » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:43 pm

McCormick is entered in the G3 Iowa Derby on Friday, July 7. 1 1/16 miles on the dirt at Prairie Meadows. Post time 9:50 pm Central.
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Re: Hard Spun Foals

Postby Happy Endings » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:27 pm

Time to Travel is entered in an allowance race at Belmont on Sunday, July 9. Race #6. So they are finally showing some patience, but they putting him back on the grass after he posted his lowest speed number of any of his races and that was on the grass. At least John Valazquez is back on him.
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Re: Hard Spun Foals

Postby Happy Endings » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:34 pm

Portmagee is entered in the Jill Jellison Memorial Dash Stakes at 5 furlongs on the grass at Suffolk Downs on Saturday. It's race #10. Post time 4:58 pm Eastern.

Taghleeb is entered in the G3 Arlington Handicap at 1 3/16 miles on the grass on Saturday at Arlington park. It's race # 9. Post time 5:40 pm Central.
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Re: Hard Spun Foals

Postby Happy Endings » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:02 pm

McCormick finished 2nd in the Iowa Derby to Hence. G3 placed now. Another black type runner for Hard Spun and hopefully he has a black type win in him.
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Re: Hard Spun Foals

Postby Happy Endings » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:11 pm

Happy Endings wrote:Time to Travel is entered in an allowance race at Belmont on Sunday, July 9. Race #6. So they are finally showing some patience, but they putting him back on the grass after he posted his lowest speed number of any of his races and that was on the grass. At least John Valazquez is back on him.


Time to Travel finished last. Maybe now they will put him back on the dirt? :-( Poor horse. Seems like he has been poorly managed.
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Re: Hard Spun Foals

Postby Happy Endings » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:17 pm

Stakes winner Gatting won race # 1 at Belmont Racecourse in Australia today. His racing record is here: http://www.rwwa.com.au/cris/horse.aspx?horse=79569

Video replay: http://www.rwwa.com.au/cris/JwPlayer.as ... FjZU51bT0x
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