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March 2018 Top Twenty   Triple Crown

Started 3/1/18 by Wintertrian; 4033 views.
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

3/1/18

Figured I'd start this one for those who have a list.  

I still don't have a list, since I only concentrate on Oaklawn until mid-April.

So far I have 
 

Tenfold
Exclamation Point 
Combatant
Hofburg

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

3/1/18

End of February Top Twenty:

1) Catholic Boy - Needed the Sam Davis, and I would have liked three preps.

2) Justify - Possibly the most impressive debut of any in this crop, but Apollo is a tough nut to crack. He is a God after all!

3) Bolt d'Oro - Minor set back, but back on track

4) Audible - Big win in the Holy Bull

5) Good Magic -  Next weekend 2018 debut in what should be a good FOY field

6) World of Trouble - Impressive Pasco winner; anxious to see him stretch out.

7) Magnum Moon - Has not scratched his talent in my opinion.

8) Solomini - San Felipe coming soon

9) McKinzie - San Felipe coming soon

10) Strike Power - How far can he carry his speed? We will have a better idea after this weekend.

11) Enticed - Was blocked along the rail, for a long time. I'll give him another.

12) Soutache - Defeated World Of Trouble, so I hope he gets in a prep.

13) Analyze It - Anxious to see him on dirt

14) Firenze Fire - I'll give him an excuse off the layoff.

15) Mitole - Lost in a sprint(Gazebo Stakes), don't know what that means going long.

16) King Humor - Fast sprint at Gulfstream from a horse bred to go long

17) Telekinesis - Impressive debut from a highly regarded colt

18) Title Ready - Impressive win in last around two turns.

19) Flameaway - Versatile horse that may be better on dirt, but needs to control the pace.

20) Avery Island - Not very fast, but someone had to be number 20.

On the bubble: Machismo(FOY), Promises Fulfilled(FOY), Grandpa Knows Best, Exclamation Point, Restoring Hope

sphenis

From: sphenis

3/1/18

1

Good Magic

2

Bolt D’Oro

3

Sporting Chance

4

McKinzie

5

Solomini

6

Catholic Boy

7

Free Drop Billy

8

Title Ready

9

Instilled Regard

10

Higher Power

11

Justify

12

Bravazo

13

Vino Rosso

14

Noble Indy

15

Storm Runner

16

Avery Island

17

Marconi

18

Restoring Hope

19

Audible

20

Firenze Fire

  • Edited March 1, 2018 6:32 pm  by  sphenis
cubs.fan

From: cubs.fan

3/1/18

Good Magic
Solomini
Mississippi
Bolt d'Oro
McKinzie
Ride a Comet
Personal Time
Vino Rosso
Curlin's Honor
Avery Island
Marconi
Nero
Catholic Boy
Instilled Regard
Audible
Firenze Fire
Kanthaka
Flameaway
Bravazo
Snapper Sinclair

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

3/2/18

So many big races in March, especially the Rebel at OP on 3/17....means that the April 1st list will likely be quite different.  But let's stay with tradition, and post a top 20 before all the March races!

1) Bolt D'Oro

2) Solomini

3) Good Magic

4) Catholic Boy

5) Audible

6) Untamed Domain

7) McKinzie

8) Magnum Moon

9) Avery Island

10) Sporting Chance

11) Vino Rosso

12) Noble Indy

13) Mendelssohn

14) Combatant

15) Restoring Hope

16) Instilled Regard

17) Mississippi

18) Firenze Fire

19) Mourinho

20) Bravazo

In reply toRe: msg 5
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

3/3/18

My guy Exclamation Point races today at Oaklawn in race 5.  I really love this one, and if he does well he will be in my top 4 for the TC races. 



Other interesting entries if you want to play it are McKnight's  horse, Inge (Victory Cry), and Gowan's horse, Articulator (Quality Road) who looks like he can route.  (both ran well on slop but today is bright and sunny and no rain in forecast (FOR A CHANGE!!!!) 
One other nice stalker/pounce type, a longshot, Colour Guard, is in this race too.(Archarcharch)

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

3/3/18

Looks like everyone is listening to you, Winter.....he's been bet down to 4/5!

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

3/3/18

Good win, Winter!  Nice exacta if you had it?

Not much competition for him, we'll see what they do next....maybe a prep race?  Rebel is too soon, Ark Derby too far away.....maybe LA Derby?

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

3/4/18

princeofdoc said...

Looks like everyone is listening to you, Winter.....he's been bet down to 4/5!

hahaha.   He was working bullets and Cox is the top trainer at OP around 33% I think, and the Cox/de La Cruz combo has a 9-3-0 record. 


I did not like how he drifted / reacted to left hand whip, he needs some seasoning.   He was good on the break though, and I like his stride and stalking style. 

I sure hope they find a race for him between now and the Arkie Derby.  Not sure he will even make the derby gate, he has NO POINTS.  All we know is he can win at 6F and 1 mile.  I am really not sure what Cox is planning to do with him yet.  

Cox said he was going to pass this race----""I was kind of thinking about waiting, but he breezed so well this past week that there wasn't any sense in waiting," Cox said. "If the race was there ... it was, it went. I just felt like we needed to be a part of it, just continue the process of developing him."


This was him in his 6f race earlier:  sturdy

 

 

In reply toRe: msg 9
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

3/4/18

I'm kinda getting the feeling this one may be like Dazzling Gem.   

A young 27 year old guy who owns several parking lots in Hot springs just bought 50% of Exclamation Point recently.  Staton Flurry......he also bought a full brother to 2017 SW Stakes winner One Liner.  (Trivista, unraced, born in 2016---Trivista is the name of the neighborhood right behind the racetrack). He also owns Five O One (our telephone area code in Hot Springs) by Drosselmeyer, who won the Rainbow Stakes last year.   I certainly do like the way he "names" horses.  :)

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