2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival

carole
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:54 pm

That was impressive from Thunder Snow! Seems like almost all the winners today came from the lead
Tessablue
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:54 pm

He clearly had the horse, but Soumillon just schooled them all.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:54 pm

Holy crap...Thunder Snow just dominated the World Cup. Sheikh Mo is having a very good night, indeed.
I'm not going to say the track has any bias, but there seem to have been several front runners who could not be caught tonight.
katmandu
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:57 pm

katmandu wrote:Sheik Mo is having a very good day. . .
And it just got better.
katmandu
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:59 pm

carole wrote:That was impressive from Thunder Snow! Seems like almost all the winners today came from the lead
That makes Mind Your Biscuits win all the more impressive.

And Forever Unbridled ran well too.
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Treve
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:00 pm

Too bad Forever Unbridled was taken so wide, but they were tightly packed. Thought she was gonna get up for 4th or 3rd at one point - but wow what a performance for Thunder Snow! I thought he might be a dark horse here but I didn't expect him to win so emphatically.
I was not a West Coast believer, he actually did better than I thought he would. Also lovely run by Mubtaahij. He's definitely a hard worker.
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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Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:07 pm

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Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:28 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:TVG's split screen strikes again. Scot Hazelton was able to get an interview with Bob Baffert before the big race, but were we able to hear it? NOOO, we had to hear the call from Gulfstream. :roll:
Pretty sure this is a win for their paying customer.....more money bet on the Gulfstream races than Dubai.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:48 pm

2018: 1:55.19 - MENDELSSOHN
2017: 1:57.76 - Thunder Snow
2016: 1:58.41 - Lani
2015: 1:58.35 - Mubtaahij
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
barbaro111
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:12 pm

katmandu wrote:I do it my way, LOL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YyEwaXg4_U

And I love him for it! why would he want to run in all that slop???
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:36 pm

Thunder Snow is a handsome horse and may make a very interesting stallion. By Helmet (Exceed and Excel [AUS]) out of a Dubai Destination (Kingmambo) mare, he could bring some fresh (not A.P. Indy, Storm Cat or Unbridled's Song) blood to breeders...if Godolphin decides to stand him here at Darley.
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:10 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:19 pm

:shock: Ow.
I wonder if he grabbed a quarter or someone else stepped on him? :(
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:39 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:TVG's split screen strikes again. Scot Hazelton was able to get an interview with Bob Baffert before the big race, but were we able to hear it? NOOO, we had to hear the call from Gulfstream. :roll:
I went directly to NBC after that. Cannot begin to express how much I loathe TVG's coverage of the event.
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Sparrow Castle
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:46 am

Really glad to see this guy get the win, even though I was rooting for Forever Unbridled. Helmet was a hoot when we met him at Kildangan Stud in 2015, and this is his best runner.

Gleneagles @Glen_Colt
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Get somebody who looks at you like Thunder Snow looks at @CSoumillon. Congratulations Monseuir!
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Ridan_Remembered
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:58 am

Thunder Snow is a character, that's for sure. His bucking bronco routine in the Derby was hilarious in some respects, although I'm sure his connections weren't laughing at the time. :lol:
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Afrashad
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:19 am

On Thunder Snow running in the Classic:
“No, please!” said Soumillon. “I will need a blindfold because I will not go in to those gates again.”
https://www.racinguk.com/news/christoph ... -world-cup
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Northport
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:46 pm

I wonder where they will go next with him. He isn't even in the same universe as Dubai Millennium, but a horse that is a duel G1 winner on turf in Europe over 7f/8f (admittedly, against very meh fields in France), and a G1 winner on dirt over 10f against some very nice horses... where do you go after this? Lockinge en route to Queen Anne or Prince of Wales's? Met Mile?
weeeeeeeee
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:46 pm

I suspect that it will come down to which customer base Godolphin wishes to court. If Sheikh Mo wants to establish TS as a desirable turf sire, the Helmet colt may aim for some of the turf classics in Europe. If, however, he wants to appeal to deep pocketed US breeders, we may see him run here, with the BC Classic as the season-end goal.
It could take a turf stakes or two for them to know where he best fits. And it's not like he HAS to race on dirt here before he goes for a World Cup/BC Classic double. IIRC, Declaration of War had just run on grass before he came within a neck of winning the Classic.
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:05 pm

That's a great photo of Thunder Snow and Soumillon. He's come a long way since his Kentucky Derby antics.
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