CoronadosQuest wrote:So you are saying that Cigar was a fraud?Apollo wrote: Late bloomers are always frauds to some degree.
Arrogate is also not a front runner so surely he's doomed.Curtis wrote:I don't want to speak for Apollo but I do remember getting the idea from his posts that he holds Triple Crown race participants in high regard. I'm guessing then a different set of criteria for a mare but I'd only be guessing.
Hopefully he rebounds in the Pac Classic, though he did look good working prior to his lackluster race, so who knows. I'd be happy to tear up a ticket when he beats me though. I was kind of hoping he'd go to the Spa though since I'll be there Woodward day. I probably won't get a chance to see him live before he retires (unless the Pegasus race is run at SA next year because I might be in SoCal then).stark wrote:Jay Privman
Arrogate just now 4f in 47 and change on Baffert watch, out 5f in 1:00.31. BB broke into a wide smile and dabbed
"He was good today." Re: Pacific Classic, "We're running." Full story up in a bit at http://www.drf.com
http://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/arrog ... c-classic/CoronadosQuest wrote:He was the fastest of 21 works too (47:20 was official time). I hope xbtv has a video of it soon
I think you're looking too hard.Squeaky wrote:Noticed he had his head turned out to the right around the turn as if looking at the stands then straightened out down the stretch. Still worried about possible soundness issues. I am a huge Arrogate fan but thought Accelerate's work was more impressive today. With Accelerate and Collected in the race, Arro better be in a running mood for the PC. Hope they continue to encourage more speed in his works, especially in the beginning so he doesn't fall too far behind early in the race. I'll be rooting for him for sure!
He looked fantastic imo, but I thought he looked great prior to his last as well. I also don't really see his head being cocked to the right, except when he's coming off the turn, but I think that's just because he's cornering, while still accelerating.stark wrote:http://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/arrog ... c-classic/CoronadosQuest wrote:He was the fastest of 21 works too (47:20 was official time). I hope xbtv has a video of it soon
Ah, I'll watch the vid again. I was watching his overall stride and not really focused on his head specifically until he was coming off the turn into the stretch.katmandu wrote:He is somewhat bent to the right all the way down the backstretch, it's just more apparent when he comes around the corner. His head is cocked when he is on his left lead, when he switches to the right, he straightens.
The current version of his defeat in the San Diego is that he hadn't fully recovered from his work just prior to the race. I find that much more believable than he was short. He didn't run like a short horse, he didn't run at all.