Gun Runner

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Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:49 pm

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... qus_thread

With regular jockey Florent Geroux aboard, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride worked in company with Gettysburg and completed the move in a final time of 1:00 2/5, the second fastest of 41 at the distance Monday. Gettysburg was credited with 1:01. Gun Runner galloped out to six furlongs in 1:12 4/5.
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:05 pm

Gun Runner Pointing to Pegasus After Breeders' Cup
Owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm announced Oct. 18 that Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) contender Gun Runner will point to the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park after his trip to Del Mar.

In the announcement, the ownership group also said plans for Gun Runner's stud career "will be determined following the Breeders' Cup."

Other than a second-place finish behind Arrogate in the March 25 Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline (G1), Gun Runner's 2017 campaign has been unblemished.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... eeders-cup
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:14 pm

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... rs_Cup_123#

Winchell: 'We want' Gun Runner-Arrogate Breeders' Cup rematch
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:25 pm

Looking forward to cheering him on in the PWC!
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:19 pm

katmandu wrote:Loaded for bear this morning. . .

http://www.xbtv.com/video/bcworks17/gun ... 22nd-2017/
He wanted to go. I don't see where that track surface is deep.
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:12 pm

http://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/gun-r ... 23rd-2017/

Gun Runner worked a bullet today, 6F in 1:11.80
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:21 am

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... d_Poll_123

Gun Runner earned 27 of 31 first-place votes this week, with four going to Arrogate. It’s fair to say most ballots were cast before both worked out at Santa Anita, earning high marks Monday morning.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:39 am

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... stance_123#

"Gun Runner has never won at the distance over which he’ll be tested in the Nov. 4 Breeders’ Cup Classic, but trainer Steve Asmussen has no concerns his stable star can get every bit of 1 1/4 miles."

Love this boy. Just watch his run in the Woodward and tell me he can't get 10 furlongs and win. He wasn't even breathing hard coming out of that race. He just gets better and betterer - plus he's adorable.

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:13 am

He came pretty darn close in the Dubai World Cup too, Arrogate was just still in monster form at that point, it really wasn't because Gun Runner couldn't get the distance, imho.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:21 am

Treve wrote:He came pretty darn close in the Dubai World Cup too, Arrogate was just still in monster form at that point, it really wasn't because Gun Runner couldn't get the distance, imho.
And the rest of the field was running in a different race -

2017 Dubai World Cup Results

1st: Arrogate (USA)
2nd: Gun Runner (USA)

3rd: Neolithic (USA)
4th: Mubtaahij (IRE)
5th: Awardee (USA)
6th: Hoppertunity (USA)
7th: Keen Ice (USA)
8th: Lani (USA)
9th: Apollo Kentucky (USA)
10th: Move Up (GB)
11th: Long River (USA)
12th: Special Fighter (IRE)
13th: Furia Cruzada (CHI)
14th: Gold Dream (JPN)
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:01 pm

As much as an Arrogate fangirl that I am, I'm 100% certain this horse is a lock for the Classic. I think the only thing that might beat him is a bad start or worse.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:36 pm

Life At Zen wrote:As much as an Arrogate fangirl that I am, I'm 100% certain this horse is a lock for the Classic. I think the only thing that might beat him is a bad start or worse.
Two words: Shared Belief.

Still pisses me off.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:30 pm

Two things worry me about Gunner in the Classic - West Coast and a muddy track.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:06 pm

Has he run bad in the mud?
I always think smaller horses with "goat feet" do well in mud because they have less surface area to suction!
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:16 pm

Izvestia wrote:Has he run bad in the mud?
I always think smaller horses with "goat feet" do well in mud because they have less surface area to suction!
Haskell 2016 and Jockey Club Stakes 2015. True, he was younger, but still it worries me. Rain is predicted BCC day.
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:28 am

Ballerina wrote:
Izvestia wrote:Has he run bad in the mud?
I always think smaller horses with "goat feet" do well in mud because they have less surface area to suction!
Haskell 2016 and Jockey Club Stakes 2015. True, he was younger, but still it worries me. Rain is predicted BCC day.
I wouldn't worry too much about rain just yet, we're a week out. It wouldn't take much for things to change between now and then.
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:46 am

Ballerina wrote:
Izvestia wrote:Has he run bad in the mud?
I always think smaller horses with "goat feet" do well in mud because they have less surface area to suction!
Haskell 2016 and Jockey Club Stakes 2015. True, he was younger, but still it worries me. Rain is predicted BCC day.
You can't even trust the forecast for tomorrow, let alone a week out. :D
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Somnambulist wrote:
Ballerina wrote:
Izvestia wrote:Has he run bad in the mud?
I always think smaller horses with "goat feet" do well in mud because they have less surface area to suction!
Haskell 2016 and Jockey Club Stakes 2015. True, he was younger, but still it worries me. Rain is predicted BCC day.
You can't even trust the forecast for tomorrow, let alone a week out. :D
Especially not for California :lol:
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