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Squeaky
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:56 pm

Most impressive work I saw on XBTV for Mar 25-26 --wow!
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:02 pm

Squeaky wrote:Most impressive work I saw on XBTV for Mar 25-26 --wow!
stark wrote:Unique Bella - 5F :57 4/5 breezing!
Couple of things make it almost unbelievable......

The rare Breezing rather than Handily awarded by the west coast clocker.

The bullet was earned against no less than 107 horses trying the track at that distance.

There were no 58's. There were no 59's.
The second fastest clocking of the morning went to Kathy's Song stopping the clock in a minute flat.

Just maybe the best work ever!?!?!?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:15 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:43 pm

And the rider could barely pull her up after the work...just wow again
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:36 pm

Wow, what a filly.
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:59 pm

He didn’t move once, she was all business, well within herself and so focused.
She is something!
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:26 pm

Santa Anita 3/31/2018 Dirt 6F 1:11.80 Breezing 1/8
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:33 am

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
Izvestia
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:19 pm

Interesting that the Justify thread is talking about how slow SA has been all year, and she keeps on rocket-shipping around in her works.
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:01 pm

Jay Privman
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A little more perspective on Unique Bella's 46.80 work this morning: it was the fastest of 63 at the distance, faster by more than one second compared to the next-best time at 4f, and was the only work of 164 here this morning that the clockers designated as "breezing."
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:48 pm

Mike Smith was on TVG's Keeneland desk this morning, while he was helping out with the PDJF Telethon, and he said that he would be riding UB in the Apple Blossom, which I think is this coming Friday. Can't wait. :D
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 pm

'Bella was passed by Unbridled Mo in the stretch of the Apple Blossom, but UB was badly compromised by an awful start. I don't know if she was just off balance when the gate opened or slipped when she left the gate, but her hind legs looked like she was caught in a wide straddle a step out of the gate.
When she got back in gear, she was headstrong and passed the field on the outside, taking the lead entering the stretch. After all that work, IMHO she had less than her usual kick down the stretch.
She'll get 'em next time. ;)
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:40 pm

That was purely bad luck, but perhaps she needs to learn to relax? She was so darn sharp! I still think she’s #1
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:00 pm

"(Unique Bella) squatted in the gate. I was trying to stand her up. The next thing I knew, they opened the gates and she squatted back," said jockey Mike Smith. "She totally missed the break. I wish I could have stayed last. If I could have, I would have. She was very strong and very fresh. After she got left, she just wanted to catch up. I could have thrown her down, but I never had to do that, and I wasn't about to start. It was just unfortunate."
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... le-blossom
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:03 pm

She squatted?!? Silly girl.
Still, relaxing might have helped...she hung on for 2nd, but Farrell was cooked.
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:54 am

For handicapping all future Unique Bella races, the reference for the Apple Blossom will be to draw a line thru it.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:47 pm

stark wrote:For handicapping all future Unique Bella races, the reference for the Apple Blossom will be to draw a line thru it.
Not until I hear she’s done some gate work. She may be faster than the other horses but that doesn’t make her better than the other horses. Her career won’t be long enough, probably, to train the rankness out of her so she needs to not have any excuses to disregard the 115 lb., muscle bound passenger on her back.
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:23 pm

Looked like she had to pee badly. Nothing that any gate work could fix, just bad timing. :lol:
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:40 am

Unique Bella rocks forward/back in the gate. As a commentator said, the gate is Unique Bella's kryptonite. . .
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