G2 Stephen Foster

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Mylute
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:48 pm

Gift Box Returns East for Stephen Foster
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... hen-foster

1. Thirstforlife (Stay Thirsty)
2. Rated R Superstar (Kodiak Kowboy)
3. Runaway Ghost (Ghostzapper)
4. Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul)
5. Alkhaatam (Tapit)
6. Gift Box (Twirling Candy)
7. Tenfold (Curlin)
8. King Zachary (Curlin)
9. Tom's d'Etat (Smart Strike)
10. Quip (Distorted Humor)
11. Exulting (Tapit)
12. Yoshida (Heart's Cry)
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:13 am

Mylute wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Gift Box Returns East for Stephen Foster
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... hen-foster

1. Thirstforlife (Stay Thirsty)
2. Rated R Superstar (Kodiak Kowboy)
3. Runaway Ghost (Ghostzapper)
4. Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul)
5. Alkhaatam (Tapit)
6. Gift Box (Twirling Candy)
7. Tenfold (Curlin)
8. King Zachary (Curlin)
9. Tom's d'Etat (Smart Strike)
10. Quip (Distorted Humor)
11. Exulting (Tapit)
12. Yoshida (Heart's Cry)
I'd say Yoshida got the worst of that draw, huh?
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Mylute
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:09 am

I wish Runaway Ghost success here. He's been burning up the track out west all year. Hopefully Gift Box can get up for another win, I really like him.
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:56 pm

If Tom’s D’Etat sits just off the pace, I can see him being the winner here.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:39 am

Rooting for Gift Box and Tenfold. This is a nice field.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:07 pm

I'll go with the proven horseforcourse angle at the longest odds.....
Thirstforlife 15/1
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:37 pm

I wonder if this nice field will help help the 'Foster get its G1 rating back.
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:05 pm

Watching TVG first at Churchill one of gate crew whipped a horse hard twice as he was balking at going in the gate...the horse really flinched and the camera immediately cut away...hate to see that.
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:12 pm

Squeaky wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Watching TVG first at Churchill one of gate crew whipped a horse hard twice as he was balking at going in the gate...the horse really flinched and the camera immediately cut away...hate to see that.
I saw that, too. :twisted:

Several horses didn't want to load, enough so I wondered what was going on.
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:07 pm

Goldencents has a good one!

Mr. Money and By My Standards are dead ringers for each other. I wonder how many Goldencents offspring look that much like him.
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:02 pm

I'm going with Seeking the Soul
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:07 pm

OMG who is working the cameras in the Fleur de Lis post parade? I feel seasick.
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:18 pm

Good to see Elate back in the winner's circle. I didn't know if she was going to get there; she looked like she was spinning her wheels at the top of the stretch. But the slow fractions didn't help either. She needs at least 1-1/8 miles; probably would love even further.
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:33 pm

Wow I've never heard Fipke speak before. He seems really fun. What is he doing with Nat Geo?
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:51 pm

Y E S.

Dallas was having none of NBC's fluff.
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:01 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Wow I've never heard Fipke speak before. He seems really fun. What is he doing with Nat Geo?
I was just thinking the same thing -- I had never seen him in an interview and he was really entertaining. I couldn't help rooting a little for Seeking the Soul after watching that. And Seeking the Soul has always been a good horse but he really steps things up at Churchill. I'm sure Fipke and Stewart wouldn't mind if they relocated the Breeders' Cup there from Santa Anita.

I had ending up selecting Quip, but only when I saw him being walked around the paddock. He was quite the picture; striding well and all sleek and glossy.
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