Dubai-bound 2015

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Starine
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:17 am

Kurenai wrote:The Queen Anne is over a mile and less demanding (doesn't go as much uphill). It would be a wise choice to target that race.
It's an extremely tough field: Able Friend, Solow, Night of Thunder, Karakontie.

I'd love to be proven wrong but I think he's going to get whipped good.
terpsichorist
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:05 am

Della wrote:Aside from building Chrome's stamina and final 2f kick, how is he going to learn to cope with racing to the right, and possibly going up and/or down hill in just six weeks -- as well as recover from the toll of traveling to, running in and flying from the Dubai World Cup to Newmarket?

Poor Chrome -- all he's ever had to do up to now is run fast to the left on a flat oval track.
Hootenanny-Equibase* from Pimlico to Ascot to Deauville

Santa Anita 10/31/2014 6 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf - Gr. 1 1st
Deauville 8/24/2014 547 Darley Prix Morny - Gr. 1 2nd
Ascot 6/17/2014 43586 Weight For Age Stakes 1st
Pimlico 5/16/2014 7 Rollicking Stakes 3rd
Keeneland 4/17/2014 2 Maiden Special Weight 1st

Ward managed this with Hootenanny . Espinoza I believe rode him at Ascot meet . It won't be easy for Chrome
but I wish him the best !
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:56 am

Very few horses don't know how to run north or east or west or south. They gallop all directions. They learn in the field with their dam. They work gallops in both directions on the track. All this "poor horse" nonsense is just that. I don't hear of any problems with imports coming from Europe not being able to turn around.
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:42 am

One and Only(JPN), 3rd in the Sheema Classic, will be headed to the King Geroge in July.
His trainer Kojiro Hashiguchi really wants to win the most prestigious 12F group one at Ascot, at which his trainee Heart's Cry (sire of One and Only) finished in a gutsy but disappointing 3rd in 2006.

It seems that the 2014 Japanese Derby winner is finally regaining his form after his consecutive throwouts in the Kikuka Sho (9th), the Japan Cup (7th) and the Arima Kinen (13th).
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:14 am

Of sidenote, One and Only(JPN) will be accompanied by Clarente(JPN)[2009H. Dance in the Dark(JPN) x Erimo Pixy(JPN) by Dancing Brave(USA)] who will be aimed at the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.

One and Only
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001138783/

Clarente
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001104873/
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:16 am

ElPrado2 wrote:Very few horses don't know how to run north or east or west or south. They gallop all directions. They learn in the field with their dam. They work gallops in both directions on the track. All this "poor horse" nonsense is just that. I don't hear of any problems with imports coming from Europe not being able to turn around.
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Off the track US horses are notorious for being one sided to the left and stiff as boards. Horses have inate sidedness just like people which can be exacerbated/changed by their "careers"(muscle development). All horses have a "banana" shape, if you are a dressage rider, you spend many years correcting this and making the horse ambidextrous, it is a fundamental of dressage. FWIW

Can't speak to Chrome's adaptability, though.
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Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:29 pm

-- from skysports

''D'Ispahan target for Freddy Head's Solow''
http://www1.skysports.com/racing/news/1 ... eads-solow

Solow, arguably the most impressive winner on Dubai World Cup night, will have his next outing in the Prix D'Ispahan at Longchamp on May 24 before a trip to Royal Ascot.
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Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:21 am

"Arguably the most impressive winner of Dubai World Cup night..."

I'd argue it wasn't one of the three most impressive performances of that night. Actually, I can't understand how anyone would argue it was the most impressive. It wasn't.
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Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:35 am

One may find RPR (Racing Post Ratings) numbers for the Dubai races this year in the link below.
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews
So... that may be the way European experts saw those races.... ?

Dubai World Cup - Prince Bishop - 124D
Dubai Turf - Solow - 124T
Dubai Sheema Classic - Dolniya (female) - 119T
Golden Shaheen - Secret Circle - 119D
Al Quoz Sprint - Sole Power - 119T
UAE Derby - Mubtaahij - 118D
Dubai Gold Cup - Brown Panther - 113T
Godolphin Mile - Tamarkuz - 112D
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Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:35 am

Dolniya could contest the Coronation Cup!

http://www1.skysports.com/racing/news/1 ... d-at-epsom
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Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:19 am

thought I read a quick little comment somewhere that Prince Bishop has been retired - but I don't know the reason for the retirement - did anyone hear any more about this?
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Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:08 pm

luvsgeldings wrote:thought I read a quick little comment somewhere that Prince Bishop has been retired - but I don't know the reason for the retirement - did anyone hear any more about this?
I think them being 8 year old geldings that were only ever competitive at Meydan is probably the reason why. There is nothing for them to race in the rest of the year, and going for another World Cup at age 9 may not be worth it
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Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:05 pm

Sweet of the connections to retire both horses at their age and have them be in the environment which they have loved over the years. I wish they could all retire that way.
Give me that short lead, give me that win by a nose, get them all home safely!
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