3yos of 2018

Re: 3yos of 2018

Postby katmandu » 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.
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Re: 3yos of 2018

Postby tcw » 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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Re: 3yos of 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » 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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Re: 3yos of 2018

Postby katmandu » 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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Re: 3yos of 2018

Postby Squeaky » 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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Re: 3yos of 2018

Postby Diver52 » 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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Re: 3yos of 2018

Postby stark » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:40 pm

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Re: 3yos of 2018

Postby Point Given » 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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Re: 3yos of 2018

Postby katmandu » 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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Re: 3yos of 2018

Postby PJMIII » 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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