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Re: Arrogate

Postby Tessablue » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:54 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:He didn't run like a short horse, he didn't run at all.

And that's the thing that worries me...even a 80-90% Arrogate should have done better in the San Diego. He just didn't run.
If the problem isn't fitness or sudden loss of the ability to run fast (which his recent work indicates he still has), then what if the problem is between his ears? :?

That's my worry as well, especially given how he did seem to respond to Smith before throwing up his head midway into the turn.

I do sort of wonder if Baffert had some nagging concern before the San Diego, just based on his demeanor before and after. One 4f work doesn't seem like it would be enough to elicit this response unless he felt the horse was doing better in other capacities as well. Or maybe I'm just looking into it too much... I do know that he's never been a unanimously great work horse and reviews were pretty mixed before the San Diego, his last work mostly excepted, so fingers crossed he looks better than ever leading up to the Pacific Classic.
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Re: Arrogate

Postby TouchOfGrey » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:10 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:what if the problem is between his ears? :?


It's my theory he saw it was a grade 2 and he couldn't be bothered. 8-) :D
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Re: Arrogate

Postby Squeaky » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:13 pm

Is Arro working again on Tuesday?
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Re: Arrogate

Postby CoronadosQuest » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:31 pm

TouchOfGrey wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:what if the problem is between his ears? :?


It's my theory he saw it was a grade 2 and he couldn't be bothered. 8-) :D


I thought maybe he saw the purse was less than $1 mil and didn't think it was worth his time :P
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Re: Arrogate

Postby Squeaky » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:27 am

Arro had a fast 7 fur breeze today in 1:25 and change. Baffert says " back to old self"...
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Re: Arrogate

Postby Somnambulist » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:58 am

Was he not acting like his old self previously?
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Re: Arrogate

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:15 pm

Yeah...I thought the opinions about his works before the San Diego were pretty positive. :? Just because he's working with no issues doesn't mean he'll show the same form in the afternoon.
If Baffert's hair weren't already white, I suspect he would be getting there with wondering what is going to happen with Arro in his next race. :P
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Re: Arrogate

Postby Squeaky » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:30 pm

Some people felt that his works were not quite as impressive leading up to the San Diego ( having to be urged more, etc).
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Re: Arrogate

Postby Point Given » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:48 pm

Squeaky wrote:Arro had a fast 7 fur breeze today in 1:25 and change. Baffert says " back to old self"...


http://www.xbtv.com/video/recent/arrogate-worked-7-furlongs-in-125-20-at-del-mar-on-august-8th-2017-for-the-pacific-classic/
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Re: Arrogate

Postby stark » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:17 pm

BB walking the DelMar dirt before making any more decisions
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Maybe that's part of the reason why he's the #1 dirt trainer in America!?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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