BC CLASSIC 1-1/4 Dirt Saturday R12

Tessablue
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:59 pm

I don't know, I think Arrogate's A race wins this by a pole and his B race still wins it or gets close. He had a substantially worse trip than Collected in the Pacific Classic and still only missed by a bit, with a Beyer that exceeded all but one of Gun Runner's- and we still don't know how Gun Runner will finish at 10f (or in California, I haven't really seen it mentioned that his Dirt Mile at Santa Anita last year was not one of his better efforts).

I really can't figure out what to do with Collected, because a win wouldn't surprise me but neither would a poor finish. His best race puts him right up there but I have this nagging feeling that he fired his best shot in the Pacific Classic.
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Treve
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:08 pm

On the one hand I hope Arrogate wins. It would be amazing if he could become the first horse to capture the DWC and the BCC in the same year, and it could mean a legit series for olders... PWC, DWC, BCC (I'm still set on that order :lol: ) but on the other hand there's quite a few horses in here that are easy to root for.
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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Ballerina
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:07 pm

I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT. I KEW YOU COULD DO IT. WHO LOVES YA, BABY BOY?!~

I am emotionally and physically exhausted but so very, very happy.
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Treve
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:11 pm

Ballerina wrote:I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT. I KEW YOU COULD DO IT. WHO LOVES YA, BABY BOY?!~

I am emotionally and physically exhausted but so very, very happy.
I'm over the moon for you, Bal! :D
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 pm

Treve wrote:
Ballerina wrote:I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT. I KEW YOU COULD DO IT. WHO LOVES YA, BABY BOY?!~

I am emotionally and physically exhausted but so very, very happy.
I'm over the moon for you, Bal! :D
Thank you, Treve. I'm hearing the sound of a lot of jaws dropping. :-)
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:32 pm

Didn't know you were such a big GR fanboy, Bal. He's such a superstar!
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:37 pm

Insane Crazy wrote:Didn't know you were such a big GR fanboy, Bal. He's such a superstar!
You didn't know? LOL! Surely you jest, or you didn't read the thread I started on him.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:44 pm

Ballerina wrote:
Insane Crazy wrote:Didn't know you were such a big GR fanboy, Bal. He's such a superstar!
You didn't know? LOL! Surely you jest, or you didn't read the thread I started on him.
I probably did know, at some point, but I've long forgotten...like most things. :D Been in and out a lot the past year or so. But hey! High five! I love him SO much and I'm so glad he's getting his time to shine.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:25 am

Gun Runner will most certainly be HOY off this win. What an impressive win, getting dogged all the way round by Collected, then digging in and pulling away. GR has some grit.
Collected surprised me again, I really thought he was an 8-9 furlong horse.
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:15 am

I never would have had that one.

Don't like seeing that trainer celebrating.
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:18 am

Video of the Classic for those who didn't get to see it on TV.

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... ic_win_123#

Gate to wire with Collected dogging him all the way until finally he said, "Enough of this crap. I am outta here." He won by 2-1/4 lengths with a 117 beyer. What a horse and what a great jockey - brilliant ride. Kudos to the Asmussen camp for bringing this horse up to his fullest potential going into the Classic. I've never seen Steve that animated. I'm happy for him. Now onto the Pegasus stopping off at the Eclipse Awards to pick up Horse of the Year honors.
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:08 pm

Ballerina wrote:I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT. I KEW YOU COULD DO IT. WHO LOVES YA, BABY BOY?!~

I am emotionally and physically exhausted but so very, very happy.
Outstanding Bal!!! :D Gun Runner's performance in the Classic was the highlight of the racing year for me!! 8-) Been following him since the Risen Star last year.

I'm almost certain you were pleased with the Juvenile results!! Good Magic - Curlin colt out of a Hard Spun mare!! My Derby favorite for sure!!! :D
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:09 pm

Ballerina wrote:I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT. I KEW YOU COULD DO IT. WHO LOVES YA, BABY BOY?!~

I am emotionally and physically exhausted but so very, very happy.
Outstanding Bal!!! :D Gun Runner's performance in the Classic was the highlight of the racing year for me!! 8-) Been following him since the Risen Star last year.

I'm almost certain you were pleased with the Juvenile results!! Good Magic - Curlin colt out of a Hard Spun mare!! My Derby favorite for sure!!! :D
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:48 pm

PostTimeMike wrote:
Ballerina wrote:I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT. I KEW YOU COULD DO IT. WHO LOVES YA, BABY BOY?!~

I am emotionally and physically exhausted but so very, very happy.
Outstanding Bal!!! :D Gun Runner's performance in the Classic was the highlight of the racing year for me!! 8-) Been following him since the Risen Star last year.

I'm almost certain you were pleased with the Juvenile results!! Good Magic - Curlin colt out of a Hard Spun mare!! My Derby favorite for sure!!! :D
Actually, I had Bolt and Free Drop Billy boxed. Totally bombed on that one. But I'm happy for another Curlin baby and Stonestreet. But as long as The Gun won, I didn't care if I bombed on my other picks which I majoritively didn't.
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