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Dusty
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:35 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:For the Mile, I'm pulling for Satono Aladdin (who is off to stud afterward, I think I read)...

For the Cup, I hope Staphanos can finally get his G1 win but Neorealism looks good and I never count out Yutaka Take even though I think Smart Layer is a bit over her head.
I really want Lancaster Bomber to run well but I am with you on Satono Aladdin - still not on for the CUP
May they run with the WIND
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:42 am

Wow Satono Aladdin looks gorrrrrrrrrrrrrrgeous in the paddock. WOW.

ETA: And his handler wins for the Best Turned Out Award. Well deserved!
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:45 am

Not too surprisingly, his groom got the "Best Turned-Out"Award. :D
Looks like the two O'Brien runners are stuck on the outside. Lancaster' has more tactical speed, IIRC, but I look for Roly Poly to coming running in the stretch.
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:02 am

Given all the "Beauty" names, I'm thinking it's a specific stable, like the Satonos etc?

I like the move Satono Aladdin made, I just think they waited too long to pick up the pace. :roll: All credit to the winner though, it was a gutsy finish.
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:21 am

Hmm well I will go with Deauville/Stephanos and Y Take /Smart Layer - I just do not see Werther - but he may well prove me wrong
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:25 am

War Decree has a lovely walk.

ETA: I like the French horse, Garlingari, along with Staphanos.
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:43 am

Impressive wire-to-wire run by Time Warp... though I have to wonder how it might have been different if Neorealism hadn't been so rank in the first part and trapped behind the leader until the top of the stretch.

All credit to the winner, well done.
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Interesting note re the Mile:
Bobby‏ @BobbyTheMonster 19h 19 hours ago

SATONO ALADDIN immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.
It would explain a lot... and then for the best he's going off to stallion duty.
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Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:34 pm

Hmmm, Kiseki too... :shock:
Kate Hunter‏ @KeibaKate Dec 11

According to vet checks Kiseki had an abnormality in a right foreleg X-ray and Satono Aladdin bled. Terrible to hear but nice to know they have excuses for their unusually bad performances at the #HKIR
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:34 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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