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Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:58 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
The 2nd at Aqueduct today, a 1 1/8-mile MSW on the dirt, was full of well-bred and expensive two-year-olds. The winner was Biblical, a Pletcher-trained, $800,000, Tapit/Storm Dixie grey. But it was the 2nd-place horse, the $2 million, Pletcher-trained Marconi who caught my eye.
He's a son of Tapit and Ponche de Leona, which makes him a half to Mucho Macho Man. The tall grey missed the break and trailed the field by many lengths. But he had nine furlongs to work with and he caught the field, steadily passing horses. He went into the home turn really wide and wandered into the middle of the track, but still managed to gain on the leader. Only lost to Biblical, who had a good trip, by what looked like a couple of lengths.
Both Tapits look like they have promise, but I can understand why Todd debuted Marconi at nine furlongs. Once he gets past his wandering-all-over-the-place greenness, this is a colt who looks like he will relish classic distances.

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:53 am
by PJMIII
Land Battle (2-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: November 18, 2017
Track: FAIR GROUNDS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 50:20 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 73/113


Oldfashioned Style (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: November 18, 2017
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:02 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 4/26


Cash Out (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: November 18, 2017
Track: KEENELAND
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:60 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 7/30

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:01 pm
by PJMIII
Daisy (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: November 20, 2017
Track: PARX RACING
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:33 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/7


Builder (2-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: November 20, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 2/4

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:06 pm
by Diver52
I saw (for the 500th time) a TVG stallion add for Bodemeister, but this time it added the two year old Zulfikhar (x a Mineshaft mare) who won very impressively at Los Alamitos in early July and then disappeared. Boom! He's back on the worktab at Santa Anita. I suppose it was something like bucked shins?

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:34 pm
by Retrospectiv
Diver52 wrote:I saw (for the 500th time) a TVG stallion add for Bodemeister, but this time it added the two year old Zulfikhar (x a Mineshaft mare) who won very impressively at Los Alamitos in early July and then disappeared. Boom! He's back on the worktab at Santa Anita. I suppose it was something like bucked shins?



He may need the advertising. He had some surprisingly rough results at Keeneland..... :? Lot of very low RNAs including a string of 7 through the ring.....all RNA. From $22,000-$160,000. Only the one made it above $100,000 that day.

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:10 pm
by Diver52
That is surprising. Isn't the third crop usually a pullback? As I (I think) understand it, the book quality may be better for the first couple of years as breeders hope to get a hot sire with physically good foals before they have a chance to flop at the track, but the third crop is going to be "the thrill is gone" and if results aren't in the foals won't be desirable, so breeders hesitate to send the best mares. IIRC Candy Ride also had great early success followed by a few lean years before re-rallying.

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:23 pm
by Point Given
Alluring Star (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: November 21, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 7/33

Solomini (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: November 21, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 9/33

Nero (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: November 22, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.12:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/4

Zulfikhar (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: November 22, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 36:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 6/18

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:38 pm
by Diver52
Nero is entered Saturday at Del Mar.

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:27 am
by PJMIII
Kitty Kat Kate (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: November 22, 2017
Track: TURFWAY PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:20 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: All Weather Track
Rank: 6/18

Re: Two-year-olds of 2017

PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:49 pm
by stark
Diver52 wrote:Nero is entered Saturday at Del Mar.


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