3yos of 2018

PJMIII
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Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:34 pm

Firenze Fire (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: January 8, 2018
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 50:88 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 5/9
PJMIII
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Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:31 pm

Wentz (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: January 10, 2018
Track: PARX RACING
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:01 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 6/33
BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:04 pm

The Take Charge Indy colt, Noble Indy, won the 9th at Gulfstream, a 1 1/16-mile AOC full of well-bred colts. Repole-owned and Pletcher-trained, he dueled with the pretty, pricey, Coolmore colt, Mississippi (Pioneerof the Nile), down the lane to take the race, and IMO both colts look to have a bright future.
If he gets a runner in the Kentucky Derby gate, do you think that would earn Take Charge Indy a trip back home from South Korea? :?
Izvestia
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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:05 pm

Winstar dropped him like a hot potato, didn’t give him a second chance because his sales were bad and they weren’t overly spectacular individuals. I hope he continues to prove them wrong.
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Treve
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:47 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The Take Charge Indy colt, Noble Indy, won the 9th at Gulfstream, a 1 1/16-mile AOC full of well-bred colts. Repole-owned and Pletcher-trained, he dueled with the pretty, pricey, Coolmore colt, Mississippi (Pioneerof the Nile), down the lane to take the race, and IMO both colts look to have a bright future.
If he gets a runner in the Kentucky Derby gate, do you think that would earn Take Charge Indy a trip back home from South Korea? :?
Pioneerof the Nile over Storm Cat... Coolmore is really all in on this cross.

As for Take Charge Indy, if anything SK would want to hang on to him even more, no? A stateside breeder would have to make an offer they couldn't refuse. I too, hope he continues to prove WinStar wrong.
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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Diver52
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:22 pm

Highly-hyped Nero, who was single-handedly responsible for Martin Garcia's departure for New York by losing his debut, won in his second try, although he raced greenly in upper stretch and Victor Espinoza was apparently under orders not to use the whip--in fact he didn't start urging the horse until 50 yards before the wire, just getting up by a nose over stablemate Curly's Rocket, the pacesetter. Core Beliefs, by Elusive Quality, closed well and this looks like a strong race.

Nero is a half to Ocean Knight. He's reportedly something of a head case, You might say he was just fiddling around in the stretch.*

*Not original to me, I admit. Comment was on another board.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:43 pm

The two points-earning races today for the three-year-olds were the Jerome in NY (where they actually got in a full day of racing!!) and the Lecomte at the Fairgrounds.
Firenze Fire squeaked out a win in the Jerome, in what seemed to me to be a just OK performance. But that track was icky, so maybe we can't hold it against him?
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... ome-score/
I didn't see the Lecomte, but apparently the Cali shipper Instilled Regard was an impressive winner.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... e-victory/
I'm still thinking Ax Man and Mask are the most memorable colts I've seen so far this year.
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Starine
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:36 pm

I was hoping for a big effort from Instilled Regard. I just love his pedigree: A grandson of Heavenly Prize by Arch.
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Diver52
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Read on another board that Bolt d'Oro did not look good galloping yesterday. Anybody have any info (or gossip)?
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 pm

Saw this earlier.

Jeremy Balan Verified account @BH_JBalan
4h4 hours ago
Owner/trainer Mick Ruis says Bolt d'Oro is scheduled to get his first breeze of 2018 Jan. 27 at Santa Anita. Delay came because of some body soreness, but nuclear scans have been clean. Still looking at the San Felipe (G2) March 10 for 3yo debut.

"He galloped like a champ today"
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Diver52
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:48 pm

Good to hear. . .rumors are so unreliable! (And trainerspeak isn't.)
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PJMIII
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:48 am

Wentz (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: January 20, 2018
Track: PARX RACING
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:61 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/8
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Starine
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:08 pm

Sophomore World Of Trouble Nearly Lowers Track Record In Tampa’s Pasco Stakes
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... co-stakes/
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Treve
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:02 pm

Does anyone have news about Mendelssohn and US Navy Flag?
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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Curtis
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:16 pm

Diver52 wrote:Good to hear. . .rumors are so unreliable! (And trainerspeak isn't.)
Which trainers do you speak to? ;)
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:59 am

A Different Style (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: January 21, 2018
Track: PARX RACING
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:33 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/11
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Treve
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:00 pm

Bolt d'Oro is back, worked 3F in :36.80 at Santa Anita
Video here https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/957325598006788096
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
katmandu
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:02 pm

Treve wrote:Bolt d'Oro is back, worked 3F in :36.80 at Santa Anita
Video here https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/957325598006788096
He looks really stiff, tongue lolling too, he hasn't done that previously.
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:25 pm

Javier Castellano will replace Corey Nakatani aboard Bolt d'Oro when the multiple Grade 1 winner returns in the San Felipe.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:32 am

Choo Choo (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: January 28, 2018
Track: GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 50:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: All Weather Track
Rank: 32/63
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