Older Horses - 2017

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Sparrow Castle
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Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:44 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Collected was third in the San Antonio. :? Was this an OK prep for the Pegasus, or does this give Bob some concerns about whether the colt has taken a step back?
Giant Expectations won...thanks to a savvy ride by Gary Stevens, who saw that the pace was s-l-o-w, and said, you guys don't want the lead? OK, I'll take it, thank you very much...and went off to win. :lol:
Mike is taking the blame. In a tweet he said something like he slipped coming out of the gate.
Collected was using the San Antonio as a prep for next month’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream. Smith, riding Collected for the first time now that Martin Garcia has relocated to New York, admitted “it was a bad ride.”

“It was my fault,” he said. “We should have been on the lead.”
http://www.drf.com/news/front-running-g ... nable=true
katmandu
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Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:56 pm

Giant Expectations galloped around there with his ears pricked the entire time. This is a race? Really?
middleground
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Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:41 pm

The first half mile of the Pegasus should be lively indeed.
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Starine
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Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:45 pm

I would pursue the Pegasus with Collected. The track was very speed-biased today and Smith, by his own admission, did not set up the horse up for much success.
PJMIII
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:29 pm

Gettysburg (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: December 24, 2017
Track: FAIR GROUNDS
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:20 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/56
PJMIII
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:25 am

Gettysburg (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: December 31, 2017
Track: FAIR GROUNDS
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.10:60 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/6


Prospect Park (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: December 31, 2017
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 37:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 5/12
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