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G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:35 pm
by stark
Top of the Game
Prime Attraction
Curlin Road
Giant Expectations (cross entered in Triple Bend)
Hoppertunity
Fear the Cowboy
Accelerate
Mubtaahij

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:51 am
by Treve
Rooting for Hoppy!

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:52 am
by honneerider
You'll hear me from NJ cheering on Hoppy!

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:34 pm
by Curtis
Didn’t Loooch Racing buy Dalmore to run in that spot? Did he come up with a problem?

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:36 pm
by stark
Curtis wrote:Didn’t Loooch Racing buy Dalmore to run in that spot? Did he come up with a problem?
Would have to have been within the past two days?


Santa Anita 3/6/2018 Dirt 5F 1:00.40 Handily 13/65
Santa Anita 2/26/2018 Dirt 5F 1:01.40 Handily 33/55
Santa Anita 2/10/2018 Dirt 5F 1:00.80 Handily 8/55
Santa Anita 2/3/2018 Dirt 6F 1:13.40 Handily from the gate 3/9
Santa Anita 1/27/2018 Dirt 5F 1:00.80 Handily 12/69
Santa Anita 1/20/2018 Dirt 6F 1:14.00 Handily from the gate 2/9
Santa Anita 1/13/2018 Dirt 6F 1:14.60 Handily 4/7

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:45 pm
by Curtis
Maybe Hess Jr. didn’t see the #bigcap on the tweet when the sale went through or he figured they meant some other Big ‘Cap.

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:42 pm
by Spahny
If Accelerate fades I like Curlin Road to out-plod Mubtaahij and Hoppertunity for the win.

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:04 am
by Northport
Curtis wrote:Didn’t Loooch Racing buy Dalmore to run in that spot? Did he come up with a problem?
I feel like it's too late to start question Ron Paolucci's decisions with his horses

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:45 am
by Curtis
Northport wrote:
Curtis wrote:Didn’t Loooch Racing buy Dalmore to run in that spot? Did he come up with a problem?
I feel like it's too late to start question Ron Paolucci's decisions with his horses
When was the appropriate time? I didn’t know he wasn’t in until the entries were posted.

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:16 pm
by Northport
Probably when Ria Antonia was moved to Amoss from Baffert after a 7th place run in the Oaks so that she could be prepped for the Preakness, where she finished last. Or when War Story was transferred to his 5th, 6th, 7th, trainer. Or when he tried to enter Heavenhasmynikki in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies as her first ever race.

He definitely... has opinions

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:33 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
TVG just announced that Hop is out of the Big Cap. :(

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:57 am
by stark
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:TVG just announced that Hop is out of the Big Cap. :(
Jay Privman
‏@DRFPrivman

Baffert said both Mubtaahij and Hoppertunity could join West Coast in Dubai World Cup. Hoppertunity was scratched yesterday owing to off track. West Coast goes for sure. Re: other two, decision in about 1 1/2 weeks.

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:08 pm
by Izvestia
Accelerate has quietly put together a good resume, although in all honesty he’s a G2 horse who won the weakest (?) SA Handicap I’ve seen. Where are the older horses?

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:28 pm
by stark
Northport wrote:Probably when Ria Antonia was moved to Amoss from Baffert after a 7th place run in the Oaks so that she could be prepped for the Preakness, where she finished last. Or when War Story was transferred to his 5th, 6th, 7th, trainer. Or when he tried to enter Heavenhasmynikki in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies as her first ever race.

He definitely... has opinions

https://twitter.com/LooochRacing/status ... 3174168577

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:57 pm
by carole
stark wrote:
Northport wrote:Probably when Ria Antonia was moved to Amoss from Baffert after a 7th place run in the Oaks so that she could be prepped for the Preakness, where she finished last. Or when War Story was transferred to his 5th, 6th, 7th, trainer. Or when he tried to enter Heavenhasmynikki in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies as her first ever race.

He definitely... has opinions

https://twitter.com/LooochRacing/status ... 3174168577
This is THE argument that has convinced me! This man is God’s gift to racing!

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:10 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I heard some talk on TVG that Santa Anita may consider moving the Big 'Cap to a different spot on the racing calendar. Possible new dates might be a week earlier, in order to provide a prep for the Dubai World Cup, late in December for horses headed to The Pegasus, or even sometime in the summer to get away from both high-dollar behemoths.
It's kind of sad that the Big 'Cap has become a shadow of its former glory. I think the last great Big 'Cap may have been 2014 when Da Dude beat Will Take Charge and Mucho Macho Man in what may have been his finest performance.

Re: G1 Santa Anita Handicap Saturday

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:43 pm
by MR-W
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I heard some talk on TVG that Santa Anita may consider moving the Big 'Cap to a different spot on the racing calendar. Possible new dates might be a week earlier, in order to provide a prep for the Dubai World Cup, late in December for horses headed to The Pegasus, or even sometime in the summer to get away from both high-dollar behemoths.
It's kind of sad that the Big 'Cap has become a shadow of its former glory. I think the last great Big 'Cap may have been 2014 when Da Dude beat Will Take Charge and Mucho Macho Man in what may have been his finest performance.
I read where most likely the Big 'Cap will replace the Gold Cup and be moved somewhere around Memorial weekend.