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Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:57 pm

Mask Off Kentucky Derby Trail, Expected To Resume Serious Training Soon
Mask, unbeaten in two starts for Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown, is expected to resume serious training soon but is off the Kentucky Derby trail, according to Bill Farish of Lane's End Racing, which owns the son of Tapit.

Mask has not breezed since Jan. 20 at Palm Meadows training center in Florida while being pointed to the Feb. 17 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. An undisclosed setback in late January knocked him out of that race, but Farish on Wednesday said Mask “is doing well and should be coming up on a breeze very soon.”

The setback cost Mask too much training time, and Farish confirmed what many people already assumed. “He is off the Derby trail,” Farish said.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/trip ... ning-soon/
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:52 am

Starine wrote:Haskin pointed out in his latest column that the regally bred Hollywood Star (Malibu Moon x Hollywood Story) recently smoked 0:57 1/5 on the Gulfstream turf. :shock:
Glad to hear that Hollywood Star is working well, even though it's great he worked well on the turf I hope he tries the dirt again sometime. I saw him in the saddling paddock before the Sam F Davis at TBD and just loved him...he's huge!
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:57 am

Treve wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The lead pony in Justify's work is one of Baffert's hunky little reining QH's. IIRC, the buckskin is Smoky...but I can't remember the palomino's name. :oops: They've been discussed on this forum before, and there may even be some photos somewhere, way back in these threads. :P
Wasn't Smoky AP's constant companion?
Yep he quickly rose to fame because of it... that and his almost constant grump-face from having to deal with 3yo TB colts all the time :lol:
I think BB demonstrated a reining spin on him once iirc.
During AP's Triple Crown run they broadcast a film clip of Smoky in a reining futurity competition before Baffert bought him...he was pretty good.
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:39 am

Jumron wrote:
Treve wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The lead pony in Justify's work is one of Baffert's hunky little reining QH's. IIRC, the buckskin is Smoky...but I can't remember the palomino's name. :oops: They've been discussed on this forum before, and there may even be some photos somewhere, way back in these threads. :P
Wasn't Smoky AP's constant companion?
Yep he quickly rose to fame because of it... that and his almost constant grump-face from having to deal with 3yo TB colts all the time :lol:
I think BB demonstrated a reining spin on him once iirc.
During AP's Triple Crown run they broadcast a film clip of Smoky in a reining futurity competition before Baffert bought him...he was pretty good.
He won the 2012 NRHA Futurity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMYgQGBtyEE
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:29 pm

IIRC, Baffert paid quite a bit of money for him. Maybe not Tapit-yearling high, but pretty respectable.
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:20 pm

stark wrote:Dylan Davis, who has been on fire at Aqueduct this winter, has picked up a plum assignment for the Gotham Stakes. He has been tabbed to ride San Vicente winner Kanthaka in that March 10 race at Aqueduct, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Monday.

"We got the leading rider there," Hollendorfer said.

Kanthaka was ridden by Flavien Prat in the San Vicente, but Prat is committed to stay at Santa Anita on March 10 for a blockbuster card, headed by the Santa Anita Handicap. Prat will ride male turf champ World Approval in the Kilroe Mile that day.
scratch that

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is changing plans for his 3-year-olds, opting to keep Kanthaka in California for the Grade 2, $400,000 San Felipe while deciding to send Afleet Ascent to the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham at Aqueduct. Both races are March 10.

Kanthaka is coming off a 3 1-4-length victory in the Grade 2 San Vicente at Santa Anita on Feb. 10. The San Felipe, at 1 1-16-miles, will be his first try around two turns. Flavien Prat will retain the mount.

“We can keep our same rider and he won on this racetrack,” Hollendorfer said Thursday from Santa Anita.

Afleet Ascent, meanwhile, will return to the dirt for the first time since he finished third going 5 1-2 furlongs at Los Alamitos. He most recently finished second in the Baffle Stakes going 6 1-2 furlongs on the turf at Santa Anita on Feb. 18. The Gotham is run as a one-turn mile race.

Dylan Davis, who was to ride Kanthaka in the Gotham, will ride Afleet Ascent.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:37 pm

Zatter (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 1, 2018
Track: LOS ALAMITOS
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 37:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/11

Heck Yeah (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 1, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 13/101
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:40 pm

John Velazquez will ride Hopeful winner Sporting Chance in the Rebel on March 17 at Oaklawn, his agent, Angel Cordero Jr., said Sunday.

Sporting Chance, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, was ridden by Luis Saez in the Southwest, his first start at age 3.

Saez has chosen to ride unbeaten Malibu Moon in the Rebel for trainer Todd Pletcher.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:27 pm

Has Malibu Moon been brought back to the races? :lol: :P
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:13 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Has Malibu Moon been brought back to the races? :lol: :P
DRF Privman deserves the credit, all I did was cutandpaste it ;)

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/40768-john- ... nt-cordero
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:12 pm

Biblical, the $800,000 Tapit half to Princess of Sylmar, just won the 12th at Gulfstream, a 1 1/16-mile AOC for 3yos on the dirt. Coming from the back of the field, he just cruised by his stablemate Regal Quality. Not sure what Pletcher has planned for the pricey boy, but I suspect that China Horse Club hoped that they paid for a Derby horse, so I wouldn't be shocked if we see him in one of the April preps.
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:39 pm

McKinzie (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 4, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Seven Furlongs
Time: 1.23:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/2

Solomini (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 4, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.11:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/7

Baffert Works Derby Hopefuls at Santa Anita
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... anta-anita
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:16 pm

Wentz (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 5, 2018
Track: PARX RACING
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:24 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/12


Forest Fire (3-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: March 5, 2018
Track: PARX RACING
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:09 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/4


Cash Out (3-Year-Old Filly)
Date: March 4, 2018
Track: PALM MEADOWS TRAINING CENTER
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:25 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 14/49


Firenze Fire (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 4, 2018
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 50:69 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 88/100
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:21 pm

Bolt d'Oro (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 5, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 46:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/95

Justify (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 5, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 29/106

Nero (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 5, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 41/106
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:53 pm

Point Given wrote:Bolt d'Oro (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 5, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 46:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/95
https://twitter.com/TVG/status/970734370385313793
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:08 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:09 pm

Remsen winner Catholic Boy, second in the Sam Davis Stakes in the first of his two Kentucky Derby preps this year, will use the Florida Derby on March 31 at Gulfstream Park as his final prep, John Panagot, the racing manager for majority owner Robert LaPenta, said Tuesday.

"Timing-wise it's the best and everybody on the team seems to agree," Panagot said.

The Florida Derby is five weeks in front of the Kentucky Derby. The other race that had been considered for Catholic Boy was the Louisiana Derby on March 24 at Fair Grounds.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:48 pm

Mourinho (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 6, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.12:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/5

Zulfikhar (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 6, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 59:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 9/65

Curly's Rocket (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 6, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 59:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 9/65
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:07 pm

Justify is impressive:

https://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/just ... nita-park/

Solomini still has trouble switching to his right lead, he can't give up that momentum against the best:

https://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/solo ... -4th-2018/
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:40 pm

katmandu wrote:Justify is impressive:

https://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/just ... nita-park/
That video was interesting especially at the beginning watching the two very different natural run styles. I liked what I saw from Nero as well but Justify was explosive.
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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