The Cigar Mile

carole
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:19 pm

I meant more like standout horses, of course you have to be a good horse (usually) to run in a Grade 1.
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:22 pm

Roadster is running this Saturday in the Native Diver so I doubt we'll see him in the Cigar Mile.
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:57 pm

Starine wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Roadster is running this Saturday in the Native Diver so I doubt we'll see him in the Cigar Mile.
I’m hearing Roadster will likely scratch from the Native Diver but is most likely going to the Clark as opposed to the Cigar Mile.
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Curtis wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Starine wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Roadster is running this Saturday in the Native Diver so I doubt we'll see him in the Cigar Mile.
I’m hearing Roadster will likely scratch from the Native Diver but is most likely going to the Clark as opposed to the Cigar Mile.
Diverse but well-matched group in Native Diver
https://www.drf.com/news/diverse-well-m ... iver?type=
...that leaves a field of six in the 1 1/8-mile Native Diver, including Roadster, the Santa Anita Derby winner who will stay home rather than run in the Clark, according to trainer Bob Baffert.
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:28 pm

Starine wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Curtis wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Starine wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Roadster is running this Saturday in the Native Diver so I doubt we'll see him in the Cigar Mile.
I’m hearing Roadster will likely scratch from the Native Diver but is most likely going to the Clark as opposed to the Cigar Mile.
Diverse but well-matched group in Native Diver
https://www.drf.com/news/diverse-well-m ... iver?type=
...that leaves a field of six in the 1 1/8-mile Native Diver, including Roadster, the Santa Anita Derby winner who will stay home rather than run in the Clark, according to trainer Bob Baffert.
I think that’s a smart move. Bullet Bob sure gets conservative when he’s not prepping a horse for the Derby.
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Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:45 pm

I've decided that even without Omaha Beach, it's still a running worth looking forward to. It could very well decide the Eclipse for Champion Three-Year-Old, and outside of Maximum Security and Spun to Run there still some other intriguing runners.

I'm eager to see how Network Effect fares in his first start back in stakes company since the Remsen, and Looking At Bikinis appears to have some ability. And then you have the talented Whitmore, who hasn't run further than six or seven furlongs in over three years.

It should be an exciting edition. 8-)
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Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:49 am

Do you think that we'll see anything surprising happening?
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Do you think that we'll see anything surprising happening?
It depends on what you find surprising.
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Curtis wrote:
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It depends on what you find surprising. I
I can name that tune in one note.
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Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:37 pm

thinair wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Curtis wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:45 am

It depends on what you find surprising. I
I can name that tune in one note.
I think we’ve both seen enough races to not be surprised, at least not too much. If Max is on his game, he shouldn’t get beat but Spun to Run might be on a roll and be able to get him. And if Max shows some speed, spits the bit and runs last, I wouldn’t be surprised. Any horse that has to be trained the way he does is always in danger of that. More than most. But now that we’ve paid off our house, I wouldn’t borrow on it to bet the race.
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Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:45 pm

Curtis wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:37 pm
thinair wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Curtis wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:45 am

It depends on what you find surprising. I
I can name that tune in one note.
I think we’ve both seen enough races to not be surprised, at least not too much. If Max is on his game, he shouldn’t get beat but Spun to Run might be on a roll and be able to get him. And if Max shows some speed, spits the bit and runs last, I wouldn’t be surprised. Any horse that has to be trained the way he does is always in danger of that. More than most. But now that we’ve paid off our house, I wouldn’t borrow on it to bet the race.
That's actually not what I was referring to, but....

I think Spun to Run presents real problems for Maximum Security, who was gifted the Bold Ruler in the first quarter, and a horse like Looking at Bikinis could prove very dangerous. However, I'll wait for the final field and post draw. I've been skeptical about Maximum Security his whole career, and frankly be mostly wrong, but I'm not ready to stop now:-)
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Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:02 pm

thinair wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Curtis wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:37 pm
thinair wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:16 pm


I can name that tune in one note.
I think we’ve both seen enough races to not be surprised, at least not too much. If Max is on his game, he shouldn’t get beat but Spun to Run might be on a roll and be able to get him. And if Max shows some speed, spits the bit and runs last, I wouldn’t be surprised. Any horse that has to be trained the way he does is always in danger of that. More than most. But now that we’ve paid off our house, I wouldn’t borrow on it to bet the race.
That's actually not what I was referring to, but....

I think Spun to Run presents real problems for Maximum Security, who was gifted the Bold Ruler in the first quarter, and a horse like Looking at Bikinis could prove very dangerous. However, I'll wait for the final field and post draw. I've been skeptical about Maximum Security his whole career, and frankly be mostly wrong, but I'm not ready to stop now:-)
I get it but I just can’t get behind Looking at Bikinis running anywhere but Del Mar.😉
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Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:36 pm

Anxiously awaiting post #2 from Curdero, always nice to have new blood join the discussion.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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stark wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Anxiously awaiting post #2 from Curdero, always nice to have new blood join the discussion.
I don’t know what language Curdero originates from but I think it may translate to Quiet Chris.
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Curtis wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:06 pm
stark wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Anxiously awaiting post #2 from Curdero, always nice to have new blood join the discussion.
I don’t know what language Curdero originates from but I think it may translate to Quiet Chris.
Between you and that newyorker guy, you take all the fun out of it.
Probably tell me whats wrapped under the tree too.
Geesh, give Angle a chance.
;)
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:39 pm

Cigar Mile field:
1 Whitmore
2 Bal Harbour
3 Forewarned
4 Pat On the Back
5 Maximum Security
6 Spun to Run
7 Nicodemus
8 Network Effect
9 Looking at Bikinis
10 Tale of Silence
11 True Timber.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:24 pm

I kind of like Pat On the Back. He's on a roll.
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:09 pm

Mylute wrote:
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I kind of like Pat On the Back. He's on a roll.
He was third in his last start.
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thinair wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:09 pm
Mylute wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:24 pm
I kind of like Pat On the Back. He's on a roll.
He was third in his last start.
So you don’t believe in that old 3rd at odds on in a state bred race to a Grade 1 angle?
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thinair wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:09 pm
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:24 pm
I kind of like Pat On the Back. He's on a roll.
He was third in his last start.
Guess I forgot. But he's been running well in general and if I was able to bet I would like the odds the 3rd offered me.
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