3yos of 2018

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Starine
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:08 pm

Mike Watchmaker reviewed the three-year-old races from the weekend, but I thought this comment on Analyze it was noteworthy:
I know it happened on Friday, but Analyze It’s sensational victory in the Transylvania at Keeneland merits a word. This was Analyze It’s third runaway victory from as many starts, and he is the most exciting 3-year-old turf prospect we’ve had in years. I’d love to see him target a European classic – that’s how good I think he is.

http://www.drf.com/news/watchmaker-just ... -real-deal
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:49 pm

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Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:03 am

ARCADIA, Calif. - The two-time stakes winner Greyvitos will have his 2018 debut in Saturday’s Grade 3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, trainer Adam Kitchingman said Sunday.

Last week, Kitchingman considered starting Greyvitos in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at 1 1/8 miles at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, but has opted for the $200,000 Lexington Stakes, which is run at 1 1/16 miles.

“I’ll go in the softer spot and the shorter distance,” he said. “It’s been weighing on my mind pretty heavy in the last few days.”

The decision could keep Greyvitos from gaining sufficient qualifying points to earn a berth in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5.

Through Sunday, Greyvitos had 10 qualifying points and was tied for 32nd in the rankings. The winner of the Lexington Stakes will receive 20 qualifying points. Even if Greyvitos wins the Lexington Stakes and has 30 points, the colt would not be certain of a berth in a race with a safety limit of 20 starters.

“The Preakness will be our back-up plan,” Kitchingham said.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:19 pm

Heh, well then I guess I was wrong when I said in whichever thread that I didn't think Greyvitos was still pointing.
Preakness would be my choice even if he wins the Lexington.
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Will's Pioneer (3-Year-Old Colt) (full to Cairo Prince)
Date: April 8, 2018
Track: OAKLAWN PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 51:00 Breezing
Track Condition: Muddy
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 38/60
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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Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:21 am

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:27 pm

He's by Lonhro, which would usually make me think he should stay on grass, but he is out of a Lookin At Lucky mare. He's a good-looking colt who reminds me a bit more of his damsire than his sire, and he's shown talent and determination.
I give him a shot, but he's not in my Mythical Mental Top Ten. :P ;)
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Treve
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:44 pm

Ruler of the Nile (Pioneerof the Nile x Heavenly Visions by Forestry) who won his debut in impressive fashion is entered in the 2nd at Keeneland on April 14th.
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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Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:29 pm

from DRF....

Trainer Jonathan Thomas, who sent out the highly regarded Catholic Boy to finish fourth behind Audible in the Florida Derby, will be in the spotlight at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday when he saddles Arrogate’s younger half-sister, Osare, in the third race, a maiden special weight event carded at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:09 am

Runaway Ghost will miss the Kentucky Derby due to a shin injury. His trainer believes he has a hairline fracture but should heal and comeback.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ucky-derby
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:41 am

Wooton wins Prix de Fontainebleau to stay perfect

Wooton, now unbeaten after three starts, beat Olmedo by a head Sunday at Longchamp in the Group 3 Prix de Fontainebleau, a battle between perhaps the two best 3-year-old milers in France.

http://www.drf.com/news/wooton-wins-pri ... ay-perfect
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:25 pm

Check out Proven Reserves, a firster that won the 3rd at Aqueduct today ( Friday ). Won his debut at one mile by 6 1/4 lengths in 1:35.80, only 0.33 slower than a Stakes quality 8th race.
katmandu
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:08 pm

thinair wrote:Check out Proven Reserves, a firster that won the 3rd at Aqueduct today ( Friday ). Won his debut at one mile by 6 1/4 lengths in 1:35.80, only 0.33 slower than a Stakes quality 8th race.
I found the race elsewhere, for whatever reason NYRA omitted it (showed race#1 instead). Nice debut.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:32 pm

Can you post link? Thanks!
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:38 pm

Gidu(IRE) continues to work well at Palm Beach Downs for Pletcher and Zayat- 4 fur in 0:48 ( 1/15). Wonder where he will run next? Gray colt is by Frankel x UBS mare.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:42 pm

katmandu wrote:
thinair wrote:Check out Proven Reserves, a firster that won the 3rd at Aqueduct today ( Friday ). Won his debut at one mile by 6 1/4 lengths in 1:35.80, only 0.33 slower than a Stakes quality 8th race.
I found the race elsewhere, for whatever reason NYRA omitted it (showed race#1 instead). Nice debut.
Yeah, I saw that last night. I need to see if we can get that fixed. Thanks for the reminder.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:50 pm

Someone please tell me I'm not the only person actively rooting for Justify to not win.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:57 pm

Why not?
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:59 pm

OK.
I'm rooting for a different Scat Daddy to win; Mendelssohn.
He might not break 'The Curse of Apollo,' but he would break the 'Can't Prep Outside the US & Win the Derby Curse.' :P :lol:
thinair
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:14 pm

Somnambulist wrote:Someone please tell me I'm not the only person actively rooting for Justify to not win.

I think he's a really good horse ( not that you don't ) but find the smugness of some people talking about this horse to be a bit much, so I'm not exactly rooting for him either. It can get really old being told you can't recognize talent if you don't fawn at the altar of certain horses. Can we at least wait six months before we decide his place in the pantheon of supposed greatness?
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