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carole
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Sat May 20, 2017 7:19 pm

Who do we think is going and who might win this race?

I think both Classic Empire and Always Dreaming should bypass this one. I also think Cloud Computing would be better off waiting for the Haskell.
stark
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Sat May 20, 2017 7:23 pm

tickets for sale...cheap!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Summer Bird
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Sat May 20, 2017 7:29 pm

Kenny Mcpeek said if Senior Investment ran well in the Preakness then he would be pointed to the Belmont. Since he finished third, I would say he's definitely going to be there.
Tessablue
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Sat May 20, 2017 7:33 pm

Epicharis is still on, I think. I'd guess Gunnevera and Lookin at Lee as well, and wouldn't be at all surprised if Casse sends Classic Empire.
tachyon
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Sat May 20, 2017 7:44 pm

Tessablue wrote:Epicharis is still on, I think.
Epicharis will leave Narita Airport for New York on May 31st. :D
Apollo
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Sun May 21, 2017 11:15 am

I can't think of one compelling story line.

Maybe bring back Tara and Johnny for the save.
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Sun May 21, 2017 11:35 am

Cloud Computing leaves Pimlico; others thinking Belmont
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ng-belmont
carole
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Sun May 21, 2017 1:11 pm

I'm very interested to see how Epicharis does! We might finally find out how Thunder Snow would have stacked up against this group
stark
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Sun May 21, 2017 1:48 pm

Classic Empire will be the betting favorite in the Belmont.

Now I'm kinda glad he didn't win the Derby, would've been even more heartbreaking.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
barbaro111
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Sun May 21, 2017 3:12 pm

stark wrote:Classic Empire will be the betting favorite in the Belmont.

Now I'm kinda glad he didn't win the Derby, would've been even more heartbreaking.

Last year I thought CE had similar talent to AP
Then lots of things went wrong in his 3 year old campaign
I still think he is the best of this 3 year old crop
I really thought he was going to win the preakness and feel terribly disappointed he didn't
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Sun May 21, 2017 4:12 pm

well if he runs in the Belmont, classic empire will be the horse I will be rooting for - gutsy horse - would love to see him win one of the TC races.

and I hope they give the Derby winner a rest - felt bad for the horse after the Preakness - hoping he comes back in the summer/fall to win again - always hate when the Derby champs never win another race - so wishing him all the best and hoping to see him in the winners circle again.
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Sun May 21, 2017 6:04 pm

Sounds like a good chance CE and CC will be at Belmont and CE may get an equipment change.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ium=social
peeptoad
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Mon May 22, 2017 7:03 pm

Twisted Tom is under consideration
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Mon May 22, 2017 9:15 pm

peeptoad wrote:Twisted Tom is under consideration
Sporting probably the best mile and a half pedigree in the field.
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon May 22, 2017 9:36 pm

It may help him win but, if he does, it won't mean that we'll have a nice new stallion with stamina when he retires.
He's a gelding. :(
I have a hard time getting excited about geldings in our classic races, even when they are as good as someone like, say, Funny Cide. I want to be able to see how the Derby, Preakness or Belmont winning colts end up doing as sires.
Wouldn't go so far as to ban them from running, a la the Arc, but I think I understand why the French do it.
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Charlie
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Mon May 22, 2017 10:16 pm

I know the Peter Pan winner Timeline was unlikely, but does anyone know if that has changed?
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Mon May 22, 2017 10:40 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:It may help him win but, if he does, it won't mean that we'll have a nice new stallion with stamina when he retires.
He's a gelding. :(
I have a hard time getting excited about geldings in our classic races, even when they are as good as someone like, say, Funny Cide. I want to be able to see how the Derby, Preakness or Belmont winning colts end up doing as sires.
Wouldn't go so far as to ban them from running, a la the Arc, but I think I understand why the French do it.
I'd rather see the geldings who stay the track as older horses. A great 3yo is often an even better 4yo, and I sometimes wonder how classic winners that were quickly whisked off to stud would have done in the handicap ranks.
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Mon May 22, 2017 11:02 pm

Jay Privman‏ @DRFPrivman 6h6 hours ago

Field of 13, but a lot can -- and likely will -- change over next 2 1/2 weeks

Classic Empire Mark Casse Julien Leparoux Preakness, 2nd
Conquest Mo Money Miguel Hernandez undecided Preakness, 7th
Epicharis Kiyoshi Hagiwara Christophe Lemaire UAE Derby, 2nd
Gormley John Shirreffs Victor Espinoza Ky. Derby, 9th
Irap Doug O’Neill Mario Gutierrez Ky. Derby, 18th
J Boys Echo Dale Romans undecided Ky. Derby, 15th
Lookin At Lee Steve Asmussen undecided Preakness, 4th
Meantime Brian Lynch undecided Peter Pan, 2nd
Multiplier Brendan Walsh undecided Preakness, 6th
Patch Todd Pletcher undecided Ky. Derby, 14th
Senior Investment Kenny McPeek Channing Hill Preakness, 3rd
Tapwrit Todd Pletcher Jose Ortiz Ky. Derby, 6th
Twisted Tom Chad Brown undecided Tesio, 1st

http://www.drf.com/news/belmont-doings- ... likely-run
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
peeptoad
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Tue May 23, 2017 8:07 am

tachyon wrote:
Tessablue wrote:Epicharis is still on, I think.
Epicharis will leave Narita Airport for New York on May 31st. :D
Rock and roll! I'm a fan of this guy; hope he ships in well.
blamethewinner
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Tue May 23, 2017 8:17 am

The Belmont can have a field of 16 and this year that feels like a possibility.
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