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Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:56 pm

Bob Baffert tells @zoecadman that Arrogate has begun to regain his weight & hasn't been allowed to do much in the mornings by design.
https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/920778997348184064
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:04 pm

Arrogate (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: October 23, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Seven Furlongs
Time: 1.25:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/1

http://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/arrog ... 23rd-2017/
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:40 pm

A spectacular work to match his recent spectacular gallops. I'm really starting to think they are all running for second at this point.
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:04 pm

Bob's sticking needles into a wax figure of Del Mar, hoping for a tsunami to wash it away and force a transfer to SA. . .
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:08 pm

Or pulling petals from a daisy, chanting 'loves Del Mar, loves it not, loves Del Mar, loves it not...' If the last petal goes on 'loves Del Mar,' the Big Grey Train is good to go. :P :lol:
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:20 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Or pulling petals from a daisy, chanting 'loves Del Mar, loves it not, loves Del Mar, loves it not...' If the last petal goes on 'loves Del Mar,' the Big Grey Train is good to go. :P :lol:
They were saying how he looked like crap before those races though. Or maybe this is my revisionist history remembering that.
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:07 pm

Reports were mixed before the San Diego- I thought he looked good, others correctly didn't- and pretty poor before the Pacific Classic. I did not think he would run as well as he did in that race, and I'm starting to rethink the Del Mar narrative. If a horse isn't 100%, he isn't 100%- and if you knocked 10% off of Arrogate's best performance, you get an effort just like that Pacific Classic. I could certainly be wrong but I think an argument can also be made that the surface doesn't even matter, because if he improves just a length or two from the PC he won't get beat anyways.

Anyways don't take my word for it, I'd just recommend comparing these works and drawing your own conclusions:

An analagous work from before last year's BC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0BFzJgLmRg
His final work before the San Dieogo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzyCWuLGVSc
His final work before the PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2lESmfLVWE
Today's work: http://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/arrog ... 23rd-2017/
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:12 pm

TVG did the work for me... here's a nice side-by-side comparison of his last major BC work for this year vs. last year.

https://twitter.com/TVG/status/924295340798361602

Also his recent gallops have been amazing. Just fingers crossed he stays this good for another week.
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:52 pm

Arrogate (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: October 30, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/19

Arrogate Shows Competitiveness in Final BC Work
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... al-bc-work
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:22 am

How long has he had that patch on his right front hoof?
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bare it all wrote:How long has he had that patch on his right front hoof?
It has to be recentish.
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:41 am

Somnambulist wrote:
bare it all wrote:How long has he had that patch on his right front hoof?
It has to be recentish.
You saw that on the gallop videos this morning, too? Looks like a big white quarter crack patch on the front/inside of the right front. Or maybe it was just a weird flash from the lighting. I can't find a picture.

Regardless, he looked like he was really getting over the track well. Strong.
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:57 am

I saw a little flash of white but the only photos that I could find where he had a white patch were from the Pegasus.

https://twitter.com/SkimTheRail/status/ ... 3489404928

It has dirt on it lol but you can see he has a patch on his right front hoof there too.
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:57 am

There was a photo of him the other day I saw that showed it.
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:13 pm

Asked about this on the Paulick Report and Ray emailed back that he was told by Baffert barn that it was not a patch but was “ shoeing support,” whatever that means.
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:37 pm

Squeaky wrote:Asked about this on the Paulick Report and Ray emailed back that he was told by Baffert barn that it was not a patch but was “ shoeing support,” whatever that means.
Now I don't know the first thing about this, but seems to me if Arrogate needs this "shoeing support" in order to safely run, then he shouldn't be running.
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Catalina wrote:
Squeaky wrote:Asked about this on the Paulick Report and Ray emailed back that he was told by Baffert barn that it was not a patch but was “ shoeing support,” whatever that means.
Now I don't know the first thing about this, but seems to me if Arrogate needs this "shoeing support" in order to safely run, then he shouldn't be running.
Unless it acts like an orthotic. I don't know better either, but not knowing should probably disqualify us from thinking too hard
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:21 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Catalina wrote:
Squeaky wrote:Asked about this on the Paulick Report and Ray emailed back that he was told by Baffert barn that it was not a patch but was “ shoeing support,” whatever that means.
Now I don't know the first thing about this, but seems to me if Arrogate needs this "shoeing support" in order to safely run, then he shouldn't be running.
Unless it acts like an orthotic. I don't know better either, but not knowing should probably disqualify us from thinking too hard
Maybe so.
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:04 pm

Catalina wrote:
Squeaky wrote:Asked about this on the Paulick Report and Ray emailed back that he was told by Baffert barn that it was not a patch but was “ shoeing support,” whatever that means.
Now I don't know the first thing about this, but seems to me if Arrogate needs this "shoeing support" in order to safely run, then he shouldn't be running.
That's a pretty... stratospheric... assumption.
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