Gun Runner

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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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Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:44 am

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:
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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ThreeMustangs wrote:
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.
Yup :(
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:54 am

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... p_2017_123#

"Gun Runner, expected to be named the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic’s morning line favorite later Monday, began his day with a successful final tuneup for this weekend’s race.

The Steve Asmussen trainee drilled a half mile in 49.40 seconds, his seventh workout since a 10 1/4-length victory in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Woodward Stakes.
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Ballerina wrote:https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... p_2017_123#

"Gun Runner, expected to be named the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic’s morning line favorite later Monday, began his day with a successful final tuneup for this weekend’s race.

The Steve Asmussen trainee drilled a half mile in 49.40 seconds, his seventh workout since a 10 1/4-length victory in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Woodward Stakes.
While I usually find that source to be dubious at best. I hope it's correct. I see zero difference between Gun Runner and Collected except Collected actually has won at 10f and Collected isn't my top pick, at least before the draw.
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:56 pm

Gun Runner draws Post Position #5 and goes off ML favorite at 9/5.
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:38 am

Kinda sorta about The Gun but more about Frankie - a barn buddy. Cute story.

https://www.paulickreport.com/features/ ... etsetting/
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:45 am

Ballerina wrote:Kinda sorta about The Gun but more about Frankie - a barn buddy. Cute story.

https://www.paulickreport.com/features/ ... etsetting/
Love the picture of Frank in his Halloween costume!
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Sparrow Castle wrote:
Ballerina wrote:Kinda sorta about The Gun but more about Frankie - a barn buddy. Cute story.

https://www.paulickreport.com/features/ ... etsetting/
Love the picture of Frank in his Halloween costume!
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:08 am

How strikingly handsome is The Gun - something caught his attention. Haven't been this high on a horse since Wise Dan.

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Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:46 pm

Frank looks like a Min Pin or a Min Pin/Chi mix. I have a stag red Min Pin girl I also found on the street emaciated and dehydrated, unspayed when she was about 14 months old. They have so much personality and are incredibly endearing, loved reading that story!
The Gun looks very handsome, I'd not be the least bit upset if he wins the big one tomorrow (and I'll certainly be over the moon for you, Bal)
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:28 am

Treve wrote:Frank looks like a Min Pin or a Min Pin/Chi mix. I have a stag red Min Pin girl I also found on the street emaciated and dehydrated, unspayed when she was about 14 months old. They have so much personality and are incredibly endearing, loved reading that story!
The Gun looks very handsome, I'd not be the least bit upset if he wins the big one tomorrow (and I'll certainly be over the moon for you, Bal)
Good call -

Quoting from article

[b]“Scott bought a DNA test for him to find out what he was. I was like, ‘So, you spent $75 on Amazon for a DNA test for the eight-pound dog.'”

The results came back: 30 percent Chihuahua, 50 percent Miniature Pinscher, and 20 percent mixed.
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