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Re: Older Horses - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:12 pm
by Curtis
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:We've come a long way from 2014's epic Big Cap, when a truly game Game On Dude defeated 2013 3yo champ Will Take Charge and BC Classic winner Mucho Macho Man. And Imperative. ;)

I actually like Imperative. He's like a piece of furniture. I've never seen Hess Jr. as one to, well....create a plan. I wonder if he's decided to do what Baltas often did with the horse and run in the SAH and then the CT Classic. And while I'm at it, what kind of meds would one have been put on if they predicted 10 years ago that a spring race for older horses at Charles Town would be worth twice what the Santa Anita Handicap is worth? To have come up with that a person would probably have to be on something they bought on the street manufactured by Heisenberg. ;)

Re: Older Horses - 2017

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:10 pm
by Life At Zen
Doth my eyes deceive me?

Cozmic One (5-Year-Old Horse)

Date: February 28, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 20/37

Re: Older Horses - 2017

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:18 pm
by katmandu
I predict they work him until he fires a bullet (5 2/3 f, perhaps. . ), then he will be retired.

Re: Older Horses - 2017

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:27 pm
by mariasmon
I can't believe they haven't gelded Cozmic One.

Re: Older Horses - 2017

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:33 am
by Treve
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Arrogate, Midnight Storm may both run in Dubai World Cup
Arrogate worked like the superstar he has become on Monday at Santa Anita, and will make his next start March 25 in the Grade 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup. Midnight Storm also worked like a star Monday at Santa Anita. The presumptive favorite for the Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 11, he may also run in Dubai, which would preclude a start in the Big Cap.
The rest is behind the paywall: http://www.drf.com/news/preview/arrogat ... -world-cup

That's ambitious. Maybe Midnight Storm's connections are thinking that a 2nd place in a $10 million race is still worth a lot more than winning the Big Cap?
If Arrogate, Hoppertunity and Midnight Storm all head off to Dubai, that's probably going to mean a thin field for one of Santa Anita's premier races for older horses. Perhaps someone should ship in from the East Coast to take advantage?


They keep changing their minds about Midnight Storm which I admit makes me frown a little.

Re: Older Horses - 2017

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:52 pm
by PJMIII
Collected (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 1, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 9/41

Re: Older Horses - 2017

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:37 pm
by stark
Treve wrote:
They keep changing their minds about Midnight Storm which I admit makes me frown a little.


Midnight Storm, winner of G2 San Pasqual in January, is confirmed for Big Cap March 11, majority owner Alex Venneri said on Wednesday. #drf

Re: Older Horses - 2017

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:18 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Shaman Ghost, Isotherm possible for Santa Anita Handicap
Without Arrogate, the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 11 lacks a heavy favorite. Shaman Ghost, second in the Pegasus World Cup, is a possible runner, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said.
Rest behind paywall: http://www.drf.com/news/preview/shaman- ... a-handicap

Shaman Ghost would be a great entrant, with a good chance to win. I'm not so sure about Isotherm; the Lonhro colt seems to have a distinct preference for the grass. :?

Re: Older Horses - 2017

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:02 pm
by Treve
stark wrote:
Treve wrote:
They keep changing their minds about Midnight Storm which I admit makes me frown a little.


Midnight Storm, winner of G2 San Pasqual in January, is confirmed for Big Cap March 11, majority owner Alex Venneri said on Wednesday. #drf


Good! I'd like to see him get his first G1 win on dirt this year.

Re: Older Horses - 2017

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:07 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Calculator Back to Winning Form at Santa Anita
Not once, but twice now, Richard Pell's Calculator is back for more.

For the second year in a row the 5-year-old son of In Summation has given his connections reason for hope after a long layoff.

The gray's issues have been well documented. In 2014 it was a foot injury that forced his scratch out of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), in 2015 an ankle fracture derailed a potential Triple Crown run, and in 2016 nagging foot issues again put him on the bench during a year in which he was a head away from being a grade 1 winner in the Carter Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

But he started 2016 with a game optional-claiming allowance win and did the same March 2 at Santa Anita Park, albeit on a different surface.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/220203/calculator-back-to-winning-form-at-santa-anita?utm_source=BHTW&utm_medium=social