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Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:23 am

Kurenai wrote:Looked like she had to pee badly. Nothing that any gate work could fix, just bad timing. :lol:
It’s not the first time she’s broke badly. Perhaps a catheter is in order.
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:04 pm

Curtis wrote: It’s not the first time she’s broke badly. Perhaps a catheter is in order.
That had me laughing for 5 straight minutes. Thank you. :lol:

I had no idea about her previous gate antics, it just looked like that to me when she was leaning backwards. Was wrong then!
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:35 pm

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Unique Bella put in a 6F work in 1:11.80 this morning at Del Mar.

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:40 pm

Hollendorfer Causes Stir As He Nominates Unique Bella To Pacific Classic; Plans Not Solid Yet
Of the eight names on nomination forms for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic secured by the Del Mar racing office as of Thursday morning there was one guaranteed to create a stir in fans and horsemen alike.
That name: Unique Bella, the Eclipse Award-winning 4-year-old filly trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, owned by Don Alberto Stable and earner of more than $1.2 million from nine wins in 12 career starts, most recently a half-length score in the Grade 1 $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes here on July 29.
“We're nominating and we'll take a look at the other nominations,” Hollendorfer said Thursday morning. Asked for a percentage estimate on the possibility of Unique Bella, Hollendorfer said: “Not at this time.”

Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... solid-yet/

I'm fairly sure that she won't end up running, unless there are a bunch of scratches from the present list of nominations. I love the big grey filly, but IMHO she might have a hard time beating some of the other nominees, like Accelerate, Catalina Cruiser or Pavel.
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Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:58 pm

Sadler has said Accelerate and Catalina Cruiser won’t both go. My guess is Accelerate will go in the Pacific Classic and Catalina Cruiser will be nominated to the Woodward but end up running in the Stronach Stallion Stakes (formerly the Goodwood). As for Unique Bella, I agree, talented as she is, going 10f against males with speed is not in her best interest. Besides, it would make the rest of Mikey’s hair fall out having to decide between She, Dr. Dorr and Dabster.😉
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:43 pm

You guys know, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go!
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ElPrado2 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:43 pm
You guys know, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go!
I'm rather shocked that another filly didn't go with her.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:09 pm

A bit more...
A friend has some race fillies. He had a problem with one like that. He finally figured out that in her early training they would wait until she pee'd, because she showed no, err, restraint when ridden. She actually did win a couple of allowances, eventually. But gate crews always had to be warned about it.
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:12 pm

Good one, stark!🤣
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:02 pm

From Privman@DRF this morning.

Unique Bella is nominated to the Pacific Classic next Saturday, which would be her first race at 1 1/4 miles and her first start against males. She also would be coming back three weeks after winning the Clement Hirsch at Del Mar. In her first work since the Hirsch, she went four furlongs in 51. 60 seconds Sunday morning at Del Mar.

Jerry Hollendorfer, her trainer, told me last week he doubted he'd run Unique Bella in the Pacific Classic, and there seemed little change in that approach after today's work.

"I'm leaning to run at Santa Anita," he said, referring to the Grade 1 Zenyatta in late September.

Asked if he'd even enter the Pacific Classic on Tuesday to take a look, Hollendorfer replied, "That's doubtful."
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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