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Squeaky
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:21 pm

Intrepid Heart heading to Peter Pan then Belmont if all goes well as per HR Nation report.
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:53 pm

Country House to Arkansas Derby
Country House, who ran fourth in the Louisiana Derby last month at Fair Grounds, will make his next start in the Arkansas Derby and Joel Rosario will have the mount, trainer Bill Mott told Daily Racing Form's Jay Privman.

The Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby is on April 13.

Earlier in the season, Country House was second in the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/47561-count ... nsas-derby
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Starine
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 pm

Tapit ‘Rising Star’ Intrepid Heart Digs Deep to Remain Unbeaten at Keeneland
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:29 am

Jay Privman
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Omaha Beach's work was the fastest of 45 at the distance this morning at Santa Anita.

Mandella: "Plenty nice. Good as you're gonna get. He seems to be getting better and better."

He, Improbable, and Galilean ship to Arkansas on Tuesday.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:44 pm

Mind Control took the Bay Shore impressively.
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Slewfan2
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:50 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:44 pm
Mind Control took the Bay Shore impressively.
That makes me so happy. I wasn’t happy that they turned him back instead of pointing for the TC, bur he’s a good colt regardless and he’s fun to watch
Tessablue
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:02 pm

With Gray Magician and Master Fencer both taking up space in the Derby gate, Anothertwistafate has shipped to Keeneland for the Lexington.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:45 pm

Interesting to see Outshine equal favorite with Tacitus in the Wood. Between the two I slightly prefer Tacitus, but it's one of the fields where anyone can win and it wouldn't be that surprising.

For a couple of longshots, Overdeliver might improve going this distance and 30-1 is tough to pass up; Final Jeopardy ships up for Servis although I'd oddly feel better about his chances if he took more money.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:57 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Interesting to see Outshine equal favorite with Tacitus in the Wood. Between the two I slightly prefer Tacitus, but it's one of the fields where anyone can win and it wouldn't be that surprising.

For a couple of longshots, Overdeliver might improve going this distance and 30-1 is tough to pass up; Final Jeopardy ships up for Servis although I'd oddly feel better about his chances if he took more money.
I can see any of these horses winning. Tacitus, however, gets the pretty pony award.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:59 pm

I want Tacitus, too.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:08 pm

Yay Tacitus! He got his pace, again, but he's just a nice colt. Got pretty banged around at the start (along with half the field, poor Final Jeopardy), still willing to throw it down. And Tax is just a tough respectable colt, reminds me a bit of Samraat.

Does the rider of Joevia get days for that? That looked very dangerous.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:09 pm

The riders of Joevia and Tax both were pretty reckless
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:23 pm

Final time was a bit quicker than the older horses on the card. I don't think it'll be a spectacular beyer, but all he needed here was to show improvement and I think he did.

With the form of the Tampa Bay Derby backed up a little, Win Win Win is a bit more appealing but Sir Winston looks like the price horse. Not sure either of them will get their pace in here, however.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:32 pm

Good lord does Vekoma have the worst action. If you bred him to St. Trinians I think you'd just get a blender.

Big photo for second here.

EDIT: Win Win Win got it, and takes his place as the Suddenbreakingnews of this crop.

Sarcasm aside, it was a good effort by the top two. Vekoma had an absolutely perfect trip, but he made it himself. Win Win Win is clearly a quality colt. Signalman much improved from the FoY but still seems like he's lacking something.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:37 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:32 pm
Good lord does Vekoma have the worst action. If you bred him to St. Trinians I think you'd just get a blender.
LOL. Watching his knees sway back and forth, I couldn't decide if I wanted to dance or was being hypnotized. . .
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Tessablue wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:32 pm
Good lord does Vekoma have the worst action. If you bred him to St. Trinians I think you'd just get a blender.

Big photo for second here.

EDIT: Win Win Win got it, and takes his place as the Suddenbreakingnews of this crop.
It's almost painful to watch. Even my non-racing-fan husband noticed and asked if there was something wrong with him.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:39 pm

Does Win Win Win look like a Sunday Silence-line horse, or what? :D
I was impressed by how much ground he made up in that short Keeneland stretch.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:44 pm

Regarding Vekoma's HORRIBLE action... he's by Candy Ride as is Game Winner, who although I've liked since early in his career, his front action isn't the best either. Definitely not as bad as Vekoma's, but it must be a "Candy Ride thing". Candy Ride is one of my all-time favs, and as I recall his (front) action was smooth, nothing like some of his offspring.
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:46 pm

I was concerned about Vekoma's action too. Hadn't noticed him running so weirdly before. But he sure does have talent. Just needs a little more maturing, maybe.
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Does Win Win Win look like a Sunday silence-line horse, or what? :D
I was impressed by how much ground he made up in that short Keeneland stretch.
I think he'll be debated quite a bit going into the race, but there's no doubt his closing was legitimate and not an illusion. Final 1/8th was in 12.69, vs. Vekoma's slooooow 13.45. For reference, this is the fastest closing fraction in the Blue Grass since My Man Sam (12.67) in 2016.

And yeah, it does seem odd that Candy Ride produces horses with strange action in front. I also recall him having a beautiful fluid stride.

Visiting my mother this weekend and she wanted to switch off for the Santa Anita Derby... updates would be greatly appreciated.
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