2019 BC Dirt Mile

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stark
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Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:46 pm

1. Giant Expectations, Peter Eurton, Jose Ortiz, 12-1
2. Improbable, Bob Baffert, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1
3. Spun to Run, Juan Carlos Guerrero, Irad Ortiz Jr., 6-1
4. Mr. Money, Bret Calhoun, Gabriel Saez, 6-1
5. Omaha Beach, Richard Mandella, Mike Smith, 8-5
6. Ambassadorial, Jane Chapple-Hyam, Jamie Spencer, 30-1
7. Coal Front, Todd Pletcher, Javier Castellano, 6-1
8. Blue Chipper. Kim Yung Kwan, Flavien Prat, 20-1
9. Diamond Oops, Patrick Biancone, Julien Leparoux, 15-1
10. Snapper Sinclair, Steve Asmussen, Ruben Santana, Jr., 30-1
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:16 pm

This looks like a very nice field for what has tended to be the red-headed stepchild of The Mile on the grass. :P ;)
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Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:44 pm

I'm actually liking the way Giant Expectations has been running lately.
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Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:49 pm

Yikes. I’m pulling for Catalina Cruiser, but that rail won’t do him any favors.
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Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:32 pm

I'd love to see Snapper Sinclair bomb here. He's super cute and he's been a favorite of mine for a while.
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Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:57 pm

KatieK101 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Yikes. I’m pulling for Catalina Cruiser, but that rail won’t do him any favors.
It would in here but not in the Sprint.😉
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Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:21 pm

I've been pulling for Omaha Beach since the spring, so I gotta stick with him!
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Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:07 pm

I am pulling for Spun to Run. His numbers stack up well against this group. If Ortiz puts him in the race early, I think he will be tough to beat. He showed in the Smarty Jones that he doesn't give up. Got headed and came back to win in that race. My main concern is a bounce off that exceptional number he ran in his last race and then the quick turn around. Can't afford to regress here.
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Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:07 pm

Jay Privman
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I have no idea how his form in South Korea measures up here, but Blue Chipper (@BreedersCup Dirt Mile) has trained as well as any horse I've seen this week.

https://twitter.com/DRFPrivman/status/1 ... 5833438208
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:55 pm

stark wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:07 pm
Jay Privman
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I have no idea how his form in South Korea measures up here, but Blue Chipper (@BreedersCup Dirt Mile) has trained as well as any horse I've seen this week.

https://twitter.com/DRFPrivman/status/1 ... 5833438208
And....in addition to Privman, it's just little quips like this from AmericasBestRacing that result in 20/1 odds being cut in half.

History will be made on Saturday when Blue Chipper loads into the Dirt Mile gate as the first South Korea-trained horse to ever run in the Breeders’ Cup. By Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow, Blue Chipper has won seven of his eight starts with his only blip coming two years ago. He brings a six-race winning streak into the Dirt Mile with a combined winning margin of 45 ¼ lengths and has won two Korean stakes in his last two outings so he could prove to be an interesting addition here.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:12 pm

Giant Expectations flopped down on his side after getting fractious, then galloped okay. :o
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Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:36 pm

Diver52 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:12 pm
Giant Expectations flopped down on his side after getting fractious, then galloped okay. :o
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ing-outing
Peter Eurton said the horse only sustained a few scratches.
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:12 pm

Handicapping insights courtesy of Andy Serling, NYRA
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:00 pm

Interesting trivia that I *think* is correct.

Blue Chipper is the first horse representing Korea that has raced exclusively in Korea prior to the Breeders' Cup. Mr. Crow ran last year but he is only owned by the KRA; he has never raced in Korea.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:24 pm

Maybe they'll keep Blue Chipper in the states for a while.
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