3yos of 2018

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BaroqueAgain1
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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
PJMIII
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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
stark
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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
katmandu
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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
katmandu
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:02 pm

Nero reminded a bit of Arrogate (w/o the raw power/huge sweeping stride) in the way he runs on his forehand initially. It got better as he got more engaged/under himself over the course of the workout.

Justify looks like he could be any kind of horse, not very much data to go on, but that race and this workout.....WOW.
tcw
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:05 am

Justify is something to behold. Imo, no comparison between the two in that workout... physically, Justify is the bigger, stronger, longer striding of the two by far, and yet he's still very athletic for a horse of his size. If Justify stays healthy and gets two more starts before the Derby, in say the Rebel and Arkansas Derby, he may very well go off as the favorite on the first Saturday in May regardless of having no starts as a 2 yo.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:24 am

Didn't Baffert announce that Justify is going to the Sunland Derby? IIRC, a win there nets 50 points. That would get him in the gate, but...a horse running for the Roses with not only no 2yo starts, but only two starts overall? :shock:
Is there time after the Sunland Derby for the colt to get in another prep race?
Oh man, if Justify were to win the Derby, he would blow up SO many 'rules' about how to win the race. :lol:
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katmandu
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:59 am

Rumor has it he will go to the Lexington at Keeneland after the Sunland Derby. . . April 14, and probably a paid workout. Hope he stays healthy, sound and thrives. Hope springs eternal!
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:25 am

Justify is something else. Wow. Beauty and power with speed to spare. I hope to God he holds together and stays sound. Bob just keeps getting these great prospects, year after year.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:22 am

Nero was really running heads down. I'm still interested to see a Baffert colt named Once on Whiskey--ran on strong to be second to Curly's Rocket after falling way back early; bullet 5f since.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:40 pm

David Grening
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The Tex Sutton flight scheduled to go from So Cal-to-Little Rock-to-Palm Beach-to New York on Wednesday has been postponed until Thursday due to inclement weather in New York.

Marty McGee
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And this has led Enticed and Free Drop Billy to be cross-entered here in the @TampaBayDownsFL Derby for Saturday in case they can’t make it out of Florida.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:21 am

Heck Yeah (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 7, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/53
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:04 am

Solomini yesterday/Sunday - the lead change to right/into stretch was much better, but wonder why they shook him up like that at the start? Not letting horses pass him? But then running off with his head up. . . and then needs "strong encouragement" later. ...... next weekend in Rebel?

https://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/solo ... 10th-2018/
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:31 am

Land Battle (3-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: March 11, 2018
Track: FAIR GROUNDS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 52:80 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 53/55
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