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Justify

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:26 am
by Squeaky
I think he deserves his own thread.

Re: Justify

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:13 am
by Diver52
Hope you can justify this thread. :)

Re: Justify

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:45 am
by Katewerk
Already my Derby pick, on the irrational basis that he (almost) shares the same name as my dog.

Re: Justify

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:07 am
by Ballerina

Re: Justify

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:52 pm
by Kennedy
I think his next start will be key. So many of the "big beyer" maiden winners look quite a bit more ordinary when they're facing some of the dynamics that maybe they didn't deal with in their first start.

But the promise and allure of this kind of horse is always there. IF they improve or confirm that talent they could be any kind.

Re: Justify

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:03 pm
by stark
If there's any stardom in his future at least he has a trainer who will find it.
Can you imagine if a possible future star like this were in the hands of a "patient trainer" like, oh, say John Sherriffs for example.
We'd never here of him at 3.
And he'd be a deep closer at 4. :lol:

In Bob we trust.

Re: Justify

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:49 pm
by carole
Is Nero small or is Justify just a massive beast? He look SO much bigger!

Re: Justify

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:03 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
A little while ago Christina on TVG said that Baffert has entered Justify in an allowance race this coming Sunday at Santa Anita. :?
Maybe Bob is looking for an easy spot to get some experience for a very sharp colt who needs to run before the Sunland Derby at the end of this month? :?:

Re: Justify

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:44 pm
by Curtis
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:A little while ago Christina on TVG said that Baffert has entered Justify in an allowance race this coming Sunday at Santa Anita. :?
Maybe Bob is looking for an easy spot to get some experience for a very sharp colt who needs to run before the Sunland Derby at the end of this month? :?:
I think Baffert’s been talking Derby so that race Sunday would fill. I really don’t think he has any intention in going to the Derby with Justify. Now a huge performance Sunday and then maybe he goes to the Arkansas Derby. But more likely, he’ll go to the Lexington and then the Preakness unless Baffert wins the Derby with another horse.

Re: Justify

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:46 pm
by BaroqueAgain1

Re: Justify

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:57 pm
by Curtis
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Article up on Paulick:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/trip ... d-justify/
Looks like a one race at a time approach. I won’t believe he’s a Derby horse until he’s in the gate on May 5.

Re: Justify

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:53 pm
by Miss Woodford
Curtis wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Article up on Paulick:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/trip ... d-justify/
Looks like a one race at a time approach. I won’t believe he’s a Derby horse until he’s in the gate on May 5.
A horse who debuts in February ain't a Derby horse.

Re: Justify

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:05 am
by sweettalk
Miss Woodford wrote:
Curtis wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Article up on Paulick:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/trip ... d-justify/
Looks like a one race at a time approach. I won’t believe he’s a Derby horse until he’s in the gate on May 5.
A horse who debuts in February ain't a Derby horse.
poor curlin.

edit; i guess the gap from street sense to him was bigger than i remember, chart says like ~7, ~8 lengths. i thought it was a lot closer than that.

Re: Justify

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:07 am
by Treve
You made me want to go back and watch the 2007 Derby... but yeah Street Sense and Hard Spun were way ahead of the rest. Curlin did well to get up half a length for third.

Re: Justify

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:21 am
by sweettalk
yeah, i knew he was third but i thought it was a closer third. he debuted in feb as a 3 yr old too, which is why i went looking for the chart. that was a good buncha 3 yr olds.

and rags to riches did her thing - fitting, as i, a she-human, graduated high school that year :D

Re: Justify

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:01 pm
by Sparrow Castle
I know the Paulick article covered this, but John Cherwa's newsletter (email) includes some strong words...
This just in. Bob Baffert’s super-horse in waiting, Justify, is a surprise entrant in the fifth race on Sunday, a mile allowance for a purse of $56,000. Justify has been the talk of the backstretch with a 9 ½ length win in his debut and a couple of bullet workouts.

He was originally scheduled to run in the Sunland Derby in two weeks, but Baffert switched him to Sunday’s race. There are whispers that Justify may be in the class of American Pharaoh. A convincing win on Sunday, could point him to the Santa Anita Derby.

Another sign that Baffert is serious about this 3-year-old colt is that he has taken Drayden Van Dyke off the horse and put Mike Smith on it. Smith also rides McKinzie, the favorite in Saturday’s San Felipe.

Re: Justify

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:31 pm
by stark
Scratches down to a field of 5 today.

SCR Curly's Rocket (KY) -------------------------------------Scratched------------------------------------- 6/1 SCR
SCR All Out Blitz (KY) -------------------------------------Scratched------------------------------------- 8/1 SCR
3 Pepe Tono (KY) 3/C L $0 E A Roman 1175 V L Garcia 6/1 6/1
4 Shivermetimbers (KY) 3/C L $0 F Prat 122 J Hollendorfer 5/1 5/1
5 Calexman (KY) 3/C L $0 A Quinonez 122 V Cerin 20/1 20/1
SCR Platinum Equity (KY) -------------------------------------Scratched------------------------------------- 20/1 SCR
7 Tap Fever (KY) 3/C L $0 T Conner 122 J Hollendorfer 20/1 20/1
8 Justify (KY) 3/C L $0 M E Smith 120 B Baffert 2/5 1/5

Re: Justify

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:38 pm
by Katewerk
Well, that looked easy.

Re: Justify

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:39 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
He won with embarrassing ease. :oops: And with his ears pricked.
Not sure where he goes next, but IMHO Flameaway isn't going to be the only Scat Daddy in the Derby gate.

Re: Justify

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:39 pm
by Tessablue
I don't know how to evaluate that with anything more than a shrug. Hope to see him in a Derby prep.