2018 Two-year-olds

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Starine
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:21 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:44 pm
The Aurelia Factor got her win after going to the front, but she was almost caught near the wire by the fast-closing Claudelle. If both fillies stretch out in their next, I think I might choose Claudelle over TAF, who might prefer to stay sprinting.
Re: Claudelle -- I feel that way after watching the Adirondack. New York-bred Sue's Fortune won, but narrowly so over Virginia Eloise. The latter is by Curlin and out of an A.P. Indy mare (who is also a half-sister to Liam's Map).
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:59 pm

Claudelle is a Moss-owned filly. It would be nice if they have a good young distaffer in their stable.
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:59 pm

Just watched the Violence filly, Feedback, run off and win the 6th at Saratoga, a 6 1/2-furlong MSW on the dirt. Trained by Chad Brown, who apparently can train them for the brown stuff as well as the green. :lol:
IMHO, Violence may be the best young sire for getting precocious runners.
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:24 pm

The G2 Saratoga Special was won by Call Paul, another Violence offspring, in 1:16.55.. The violence filly, Feedback, won her 6 1/2-furlong MSW in 1:16.33.
It has been a bit depressing to see so many stakes races today with such small fields. The $180,000 G2 Saratoga Special ended up with a field of four. The $200,000 G3 Waya Stakes also had only four runners, although that stakes was decimated by being postponed a week, and today they still had to take it off the turf.
The $100,000 G3 Ranch Bernardo for F&M at Del Mar also had just four runners.
:(
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ThreeMustangs
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:30 pm

Call Paul is by Friesan Fire.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:33 pm

Thanks for the correction. I swear that DRF's Results had Call Paul by Violence when I posted the above.
Maybe I misread; maybe DRF had a typo that they corrected. ;) :P
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Looks like Chad Brown has another nice turf horse in his barn. Fog of War (War Front x Say/Galileo) just won the 4th at Saratoga, a 5 1/2-furlong MSW on the grass. He ran down the leader, All About It, near the wire with a very nice turn of foot on the The Spa's softening turf course.
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ElPrado2
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:30 pm

Chad seems to be walking around behind Todd and bopping him with a baseball bat every time Todd runs a youngster in a race.
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