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Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:06 am

"Justified.". Or " Excuses. ".
I ran marathons. I saw the Taj Mahal by Moonlight. I drove Highway 1 in a convertible. I petted Zenyatta.
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I like Take the Stage
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:20 am

Where does it say that Justify is getting a bit change? Any recent updates from B.B. after the SA Derby? Thanks
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:27 am

Squeaky wrote:Where does it say that Justify is getting a bit change? Any recent updates from B.B. after the SA Derby? Thanks
It's mentioned in Privman's twitter feed, per Baffert. Maybe somewhere else too, not sure. Baff says he'll get a more "severe" bit for more control. A rubber ring bit.
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:30 am

Thanks Peeptoad-Wonder if this is because he looks like he is about to run off in his works? Or more control during the race?
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:33 am

The unbeaten and lightly raced Justify, the current favorite for the Kentucky Derby on May 5, turned in his penultimate drill for the race early Saturday morning at Santa Anita, officially going six furlongs in 1:13 after breaking off at the five-furlong pole.

Justify, who started one length back of his workmate, was two in front at the wire after five furlongs that trainer Bob Baffert caught in 1:00.80. Justify, with Drayden Van Dyke aboard, continued to work to the seven-eighth's pole, and he galloped out seven furlongs in 1:26.80 on Baffert's watch.

"Looked good, didn't he?" Baffert said. "He's a machine."

Santa Anita clockers had Justify in 25 for his opening quarter, 37 for three furlongs, five furlongs in 1:00.80, and six in 1:13, meaning he went the final three furlongs in 36 seconds.

Justify will work once more at Santa Anita and is scheduled to arrive at Churchill Downs the week of the Derby.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/42002-justi ... -at-sa-too
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:38 pm

Looking good! I liked his gallop out- nice and strong and smooth lead change. Since he is listed as 3/3 for 6 fur time I wonder who had 1 and 2?
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Squeaky wrote:Looking good! I liked his gallop out- nice and strong and smooth lead change. Since he is listed as 3/3 for 6 fur time I wonder who had 1 and 2?
Abel Tasman and Rayya


Juatify, they had him @ 7F
https://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/just ... 21th-2018/
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:49 pm

Interesting Privman says 7 fur in 1:26.8 while XBTV says 1:25.8
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If Rayya is able to work nearly as fast as Able Tasman, IMHO that flatters her chances in the Oaks.
From Bloodhorse:
While Justify stalked and pounced during his work, Rayya was out in front immediately, and her competition was pretty tough. With a quick break out of the gate in the backstretch chute at Santa Anita under Van Dyke, the Tiz Wonderful filly immediately put two lengths on her workmate, 2017 Kentucky Oaks winner and last year's 3-year-old champion filly Abel Tasman. Rayya was up by about three lengths in the backstretch, but Abel Tasman, with jockey Martin Garcia aboard, caught up in the turn, and the pair finished about even at the wire for a clocking of 1:12 4/5 for six furlongs. Rayya set fractions of :35 4/5, :47 4/5, and 1:00 1/5.
"Abel doesn't have really good gate speed, and I'm trying to get her a little quicker, but Rayya is serious," Baffert said. "She worked with a champion, and she held her own."

Read more: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... y-and-oaks
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:48 pm

Check out the photo of J on Paulick Report- his stride is just unreal.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:31 pm

WOW his stride is amazing...
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:52 pm

Big stride on a big, deep-chested colt. :shock:
I wonder if what Baffert learned from keeping Arrogate together has helped him bring this big boy along, letting him avoid the niggling injuries that big colts often have to deal with. Although IMHO, Justify isn't nearly as heavy on the forehand as Arrogate was.
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:00 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:If Rayya is able to work nearly as fast as Able Tasman, IMHO that flatters her chances in the Oaks.
From Bloodhorse:
While Justify stalked and pounced during his work, Rayya was out in front immediately, and her competition was pretty tough. With a quick break out of the gate in the backstretch chute at Santa Anita under Van Dyke, the Tiz Wonderful filly immediately put two lengths on her workmate, 2017 Kentucky Oaks winner and last year's 3-year-old champion filly Abel Tasman. Rayya was up by about three lengths in the backstretch, but Abel Tasman, with jockey Martin Garcia aboard, caught up in the turn, and the pair finished about even at the wire for a clocking of 1:12 4/5 for six furlongs. Rayya set fractions of :35 4/5, :47 4/5, and 1:00 1/5.
"Abel doesn't have really good gate speed, and I'm trying to get her a little quicker, but Rayya is serious," Baffert said. "She worked with a champion, and she held her own."

Read more: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... y-and-oaks
Maybe they should unretire Cat Burglar. You’d have to like him in the Met Mile based on the company he kept in the mornings.
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:17 pm

Unfortunately, Cat Burgler did not hit the board in his last out, the Santana Mile, which he had won before. Baffert may miss having such a stalwart workmate in the stable, but IMHO, CB has earned his retirement to stud.
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:13 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Unfortunately, Cat Burgler did not hit the board in his last out, the Santana Mile, which he had won before. Baffert may miss having such a stalwart workmate in the stable, but IMHO, CB has earned his retirement to stud.
That wasn’t really my point but I don’t disagree. In fact, I’d go as far as to say they’ve all earned a good, soft landing spot once they’re done. I remember Baffert used to work Arrogate with a horse named Uninvited (?). In the afternoon, I’m not sure that horse could beat you carrying me up a hill. I’ll have to give Rayya a race first—especially given that it’s the KY Oaks—before I pass judgement.
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:38 pm

OK...I reread your post and NOW I see the tongue-in-cheek. :oops:
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:12 pm

Justify (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: April 27, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Seven Furlongs
Time: 1.25:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/1

https://www.xbtv.com/video/justify-work ... 27th-2018/
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