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Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:07 pm

Izvestia wrote:Sorry Justify fans... he’s not Easy Goer. He was awesome.
And Easy Goer wasn’t Sunday Silence or Affirmed or any other horse. Patience is a virtue—both ways—after two starts, who knows what Justify is?
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:40 pm

Haskin has him at number 7 in this week’s Derby Dozen.
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:34 am

Curtis wrote:
Izvestia wrote:Sorry Justify fans... he’s not Easy Goer. He was awesome.
And Easy Goer wasn’t Sunday Silence or Affirmed or any other horse. Patience is a virtue—both ways—after two starts, who knows what Justify is?
gonna go on a limb here and say he's a horse, prooooobably a thoroughbred
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:11 pm

sweettalk wrote: gonna go on a limb here and say he's a horse, prooooobably a thoroughbred
During my annual pilgrimidge to Spring Training, my beloved Dodgers we’re off yesterday. I had choices, I could have found another game—perhaps sought out the Giants and lustily booed their every move or perhaps seek out my old high school teammate, Rick Renteria, who is now in the employ as manager of the White Sox. Instead I went to Turf Paradise. There I saw horses who are thoroughbreds. An old friend Minister Vivendi who traces back to a terrific mare—Modus Vivendi, the Enola Gray of her day—blew away a field of cheap platers. The seventh race could have been named The War Horse as the spry 9yo Gins and Giggles outfinished the 11yo Toccet’s Charm. Those all were thoroughbred horses. And there are thoroughbreds and there are thoroughbreds. While presumably the former, Justify could very well be the latter.
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:11 am

Modus Vivendi! thanks, Curtis, for the memory. What a fast filly she was--and what a way to live! 8-)

As for Justify--who knows? But dissing him compared to Easy Goer at his best is pretty perverse. As is comparing him to Easy Goer at the latter's best.

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Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:31 am

toccet's charm is a name i haven't heard in a while, too. glad to hear he's still competitive.
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:11 pm

Justify seems to be one of those horses. Brilliantly bred, with one of the best trainers, and one of the best pilots. I dunno - it's all talk right now, but there are times when a horse just hits you in the knowing gut. This is one of those times with me much the same as Medaglia d'Oro, Curlin, Wise Dan, and Gun Runner did when they first started out. It's not hype necessarily - it's a feeling
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:20 pm

Agree with Bal. After he won his allowance he stood on the track while Mike looked skyward and to me had that “ look of eagles”. I hope we are right! Agree, there is a long way to go with much stronger competition and longer distances.
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:19 pm

XB TV had a nice video of Justify galloping on March 17 at SA. He moves with so much grace and power- can barely see the lead changes they are so smooth.
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Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:43 pm

Bullet work March 20 4 fur 46.40 1/103
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Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:50 pm

Squeaky wrote:Bullet work March 20 4 fur 46.40 1/103
8-) Not in the least surprised.
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Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:51 pm

Agreed! ;-)
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Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Squeaky wrote:XB TV had a nice video of Justify galloping on March 17 at SA. He moves with so much grace and power- can barely see the lead changes they are so smooth.
The tail wrap accentuates that Scat Daddy engine.

https://www.xbtv.com/video/santa-anita- ... 17th-2018/

That's not a jog. . . .

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Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:31 pm

He is spectacular. Just something else to watch. Goosebumps.
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:12 pm

katmandu wrote:Here's a better clip of the work:

https://www.xbtv.com/video/bob-baffert/ ... 20th-2018/
his reach is incredible. What thing of beauty to watch.
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:05 pm

He's just a visually stunning horse - standing or running. I am very excited bout his upcoming races.

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Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:21 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:42 pm

One man's opinion, and he could be proven wrong. The band wagoners could be proven wrong, but so what. I still say, barring injury, this horse is an up and comer. I repeat myself when I write, "it's all talk right now, but there are times when a horse just hits you in the knowing gut. This is one of those times with me much the same as Medaglia d'Oro, Curlin, Wise Dan, and Gun Runner did when they first started out. It's not hype necessarily - it's a feeling." I foresee this horse showing up in each of the TC races. That's my stance, and I'm sticking to it.
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:21 pm

I really like him, he looks so well put together and it's a joy to watch him run. From this point forward it's just a question mark if he'll continue to thrive with racing and improve over time. I would actually prefer if they bypass the derby and go for the Preakness. Don't want to see him get put through the ringer, so to speak and then fizzle out. On the other hand it didn't harm Curlin at all (nope, I don't think they are anything alike, only based on 3 starts then off to the TC series).
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