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CoronadosQuest
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:39 pm

Improbable just won the G1 Cash Call Futurity over Mucho Gusto. Improbable is one heck of a colt.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:43 pm

"Justify Jr.", aka Improbable, just won the Cash Call Futurity at Los Al very impressively in 1:41 flat. Looks like B2 has two outstanding, early prospects in Game Winner and Improbable for the 2019 TC should they hopefully both stay healthy.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:46 pm

CoronadosQuest wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Improbable just won the G1 Cash Call Futurity over Mucho Gusto. Improbable is one heck of a colt.
He looked like a man among boys. Gorgeous colt.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:58 pm

Kind of sad that Game Winner didn't get a mention all afternoon! Nice run from Mucho Gusto as well; nice for MMM.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:48 pm

And now BB has an eye on the Oaks the first Saturday in May with Chasing Yesterday!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:50 pm

How long until Improbable is retired to stud? ;)
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:00 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:50 pm
How long until Improbable is retired to stud? ;)
City Zip is not nearly as fashionable as Scat Daddy.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:13 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:50 pm
How long until Improbable is retired to stud? ;)
In before anyone else can say it--"He's done enough."
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:49 pm

Diver52 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Mylute wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:50 pm
How long until Improbable is retired to stud? ;)
In before anyone else can say it--"He's done enough."
Quite the bargain at just $200,000. He's already accomplished more than most in his class ever will.
If the underbidder would have got him we might not have seen him at all for a few more months, if ever.
Thanks Bob!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:20 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Mylute wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:50 pm
How long until Improbable is retired to stud? ;)
City Zip is not nearly as fashionable as Scat Daddy.
kind of a shame, CZ has really put his mark on the breed. are his sons not doing well at stud?
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:54 pm

sweettalk wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:20 pm
ThreeMustangs wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Mylute wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:50 pm
How long until Improbable is retired to stud? ;)
City Zip is not nearly as fashionable as Scat Daddy.
kind of a shame, CZ has really put his mark on the breed. are his sons not doing well at stud?
Bustin' Stones and Run Away and Hide are average/serviceable sires; Palace's oldest foals are yearlings. Don't get me wrong--I loved CZ. He was such a versatile stallion and I never understood why he wasn't more of a commercial success.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:03 am

Hoping Collected gets good opportunities --at his best, he ran some brilliant races and should be desirable as City Zip continues to sire real runners.
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Ioya Two
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:37 am

So how much are Chasing Yesterday's ovaries worth now? A G1 winning half sister to a triple crown champion by Tapit.. just as much if not more than her sister Am Cleo, or does the grade one win make that much of a difference?
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:12 pm

CoronadosQuest wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Improbable just won the G1 Cash Call Futurity over Mucho Gusto. Improbable is one heck of a colt.
96 BSF
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:33 pm

Ioya Two wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:37 am
So how much are Chasing Yesterday's ovaries worth now? A G1 winning half sister to a triple crown champion by Tapit.. just as much if not more than her sister Am Cleo, or does the grade one win make that much of a difference?
Cleopatra was G1 Placed, but Chasing Yesterday has been more consistent in her wins, so she's probably worth about as much I'd say if not more.
More than that though Chasing Yesterday's G1 win I think ultimately gives a boost in value to her half and full siblings and their offspring as well as her dam. That's the best update you can have to a catalogue page.
Tapit is Tapit however.
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:16 pm

Maybe we could put some focus on the expensive 2YOs that many find to be fascinating to follow, at least I do.

For example, today in Aqueduct's 5th race, Thomas Albertrani brought out Birdy Num who cost the Don Alberto stable a cool $1,000,000 being by Tapit.

Off odds were 7/2, finished 4th of 9 beaten about 8 lengths.
The barn does not have a win early reputation and she was 3rd pick on the morning line at 4/1.

There's probably quite a few, thank$ in advance.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:37 pm

Just think! Baffert will have something to do on the first Friday in May, too!
Wouldn't want him to get too bored.
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:35 am

stark wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Maybe we could put some focus on the expensive 2YOs that many find to be fascinating to follow, at least I do.
That deserves its own thread. I wonder about those too. "Million dollar babies: Where are they now?"
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:31 pm

Violence Colt Walking Thunder One To Watch En Route To UAE Derby
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