Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

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Northport
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:42 pm

It's such a wide open year... I don't really have a pick. Maybe Roaring Lion for the Gosden Factor? Mendy or Thunder Snow for the world-superpower-winning-with-their-longtime-euro-based-trainer factor?

I love Yoshida, but not huge on WinStar/China Horse Club. Discreet Lover has a great story, Mind Your Biscuits is so versatile...

I guess I am just rooting for a non-California based horse.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:42 pm

Honestly I don't have a lot of strong feelings towards the Classic. Pretty much any horse could win and I would be alright with it. I don't see it happening but would be nice if Yoshida somehow won this.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:42 pm

Treve wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:39 pm
Northport wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:30 pm
When I first saw how far out Enable was carried, my first instinct was Ballydoyle team tactics. Then I saw/heard some comments (by post race commentators, on here, on facebook, etc.) on how some think it was Frankie searching for better ground.

I still kind of think it was the former.
Frankie said it straight up in the post race interview that he took her wide for the ground and was looking for the fresh track specifically because she was spinning her wheels in the turn and he took her wider and wider until she was able to take off once they found the ideal part of the track. Those were all his words not mine!
I missed that, thanks for clarifying!
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:42 pm

Oops...I forgot Yoshida in my list of grass horses I want to see run well. :oops: :P
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:45 pm

I want Mendelssohn to win this so badly but there are a lot of rootable players here!
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 Nov 03, 2018 5:47 pm

The sky is beautiful at Churchill. Looks like an Alabama sky.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:47 pm

Honestly, as long as a non Winster/China horse racing horse wins I'm pretty good.

Rooting for Mendelsohn, Catholic boy
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:48 pm

Anyone but a Baffert?

Seriously I really want Accelerate to win this. I'd like to see the talks about HOY if he did.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:48 pm

Chances they have an iso camera on Chad Summers?

100%
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:51 pm

OH MY GOD
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:52 pm

Yesssss! That's MY boy!


Yes Yes Yes!!
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:52 pm

Well the only thing I was right about was being against the Baffert horses... I’m very happy for Sadler!
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 Nov 03, 2018 5:53 pm

Wow. So happy for John Sadler! And Yoshida up for third, proud of him too. 8-)

(ETA: or maybe fourth, still a good run from him I think!)
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:53 pm

Roaring Lion had no chance after the break. He hated every second.

I think Accelerate should be HOY.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:54 pm

Yippee!!!
What a day 😀🙂🙂
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:54 pm

Big ups to the BC app for shutting off in deep stretch on BOTH our phones...

Good for Sadler, Accelerate HOTY, and HECK YEAH GUNNEVERA.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:54 pm

Yoshida ran great!!
I'm sooooooooo proud of him!
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:54 pm

Honor Code wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:47 pm
Honestly, as long as a non Winster/China horse racing horse wins I'm pretty good.

Rooting for Mendelsohn, Catholic boy
Basically this was me the whole time. I hate to root against a horse because of connections but I just can't...want them to win. I know that's petty but I can't help it. I've had a bad taste for China Club after their treatment of Simon Callaghan for something that wasn't his fault, as I said before.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:55 pm

Man, I wish Victor could've been on Accelerate...
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Man, I wish Victor could've been on Accelerate...
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