Breeders Cup Discussion?

Tessablue
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:15 pm

Treve wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Inquiry. I was wondering what had happened to number 6 my stream is lagging and I thought he tried to jump a shadow or something. Now on the head on it looks like he shied hard from Structor for whatever reason, bumped into the rail and then immediately stopped.
Yeah that was odd, seems he's okay thankfully. I think the inquiry mostly focused on Deviant checking heels off of Hit the Road turning for home.

Really tough race for a lot of horses. Decorated Invader and Arizona both showed how good they are; neither should have finished anywhere close.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:17 pm

Just like we all expected, Bast is fourth favorite.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:25 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Just like we all expected, Bast is fourth favorite.
I'm always very surprised when mythological names are available.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:26 pm

Which angle do you go with here? Ortiz brother or first crop sire?
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:27 pm

Same although I can't say I mind it. I like mythological names.
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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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:31 pm

It's a pretty sweet name! Surprised the last one in this country was in 1965. I don't really know how the name rules work though; still can't get over the fact that there's another Snappy Landing running right now.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:32 pm

Treve wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Same although I can't say I mind it. I like mythological names.
Me too. It's a fun test to my memory.

And I think you go with Liam's Map/Wicked Whisper... she improved stepping up in distance, favorable draw. They all want the lead..
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:37 pm

That stretch run looked like it was run through molasses. Still, nice efforts by the top two.

At this rate my pick-5 isn't even going to pay for itself...
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:40 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:37 pm
That stretch run looked like it was run through molasses. Still, nice efforts by the top two.

At this rate my pick-5 isn't even going to pay for itself...
Did it ever. They all looked like they were struggling and out of steam.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:42 pm

Watching it again, British Idiom fell completely off the bridle after bumping hard with Donna Veloce on the first turn. Kind of amazing she did anything at all after that. Happy for Cox and I hope this bodes well for my guy Owendale tomorrow!

Donna Veloce looked like a superstar until midstretch. Lack of experience got to her, but she's a good one.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:43 pm

I'm not sure with these broadcasts why I get the never-ending comparisons to other horses... do people watch this that aren't already into the game?

I can kind of get them both being tired - they haven't really raced a ton. But it'll be interesting to see if the track proves to be as deep and tiring as people have been indicating.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:45 pm

This is super minor, but is anyone else thrown off by the fact that these Madaket silks look exactly like the Moss silks?
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:46 pm

Yes. I also see the Shah silks and just think Baffert. Old dogs can't learn new tricks I guess. :roll:
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:48 pm

Literally just assumed it was a Baffert horse until you said that. Are we... getting old?

Shadn at 32-1 is completely incomprehensible and I am here for it.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:52 pm

I wish NBCSN ran the same graphics as TVG during the post parades. I really LIKE seeing the pedigrees of the runners. :x
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:09 pm

Selflessly is so pretty...
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:14 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Selflessly is so pretty...
She is stunning.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:17 pm

I understand that some of these guys aren't popular among racing fans for X reason and I have no affection for them beyond this, but it has just occurred to me that I have been watching all the televised NBC races religiously since I was 12 and hearing the voices of Jerry Bailey, Randy Moss, Edzo, etc talk about these horses evokes a strong feeling of happiness and comfort in me.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:19 pm

Awesome for Manny Franco.
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:20 pm

Mylute wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:17 pm
I understand that some of these guys aren't popular among racing fans for X reason and I have no affection for them beyond this, but it has just occurred to me that I have been watching all the televised NBC races religiously since I was 12 and hearing the voices of Jerry Bailey, Randy Moss, Edzo, etc talk about these horses evokes a strong feeling of happiness and comfort in me.
Randy Moss incites the same level of "WTF are you talking about" as he did many moons ago...

Edzo has been a great addition.
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