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Thursday, 31 July 2008

Sussex Stakes & Nassau Stakes (Goodwood) Group 1


Sussex Stakes 30 July
Henrythenavigator (RP - 125) wins again to the perpetual bridesmaid Ravens Pass (RP - 124). I am still totally convinced that Ravens Pass can reverse this placing in the BC classic, with a run. If Curlin runs it will come 3rd????

Its all about keeping up with pace (Stalking) then unleashing a 2f all out drive these two horses have this ability.

British Bookies are already hot on the trail with Henrythenavigator and are posting him as fav for the race.



Nassau Stakes 2 Aug

Halfway to Heaven maintains the Coolmore stranglehold on Euro Group 1 races.



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Monday, 28 July 2008

US Group Races 27 July


Jim Dandy - Saratoga - Macho Again (RP - 108).

Not a good race Macho Again wins a muddling event. This race enforces my opinion about dirt bred horses.
Curlin attempted to crack the turf barrier and quite gamely, so good on Curlin.

World Champions beat the rest. Dirt horses only beat there peers.



Bing Crosby - Del Mar - Street Boss (RP - 120).

So now a quite opposite race from the Jim Dandy. This is the way to go (AW). The horse also as a chance to realise its potential on turf. And of course if administrators realised that the turf course should always be an outer track and diminish all the races with MTO runners.



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Sunday, 27 July 2008

US Graded Stakes - 26 July 2008


Diana Stakes - Saratoga - Forever Together (RP - 112) from last to first.



Alfred G Vanderbilt H'Cap - Saratoga - Abraaj (RP - 110) another last to first win.



Go For Wand H'Cap - Saratoga - Ginger Punch (RP - 116) took her time.



Whitney H,Cap - Saratoga - Commentator (RP - 126) all the way.



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Saturday, 26 July 2008

Saratoga Graded Stakes 23-24-25 July


Schuylerville Stakes 23 July - Jardin wins in the slop.



94th Running of The Sanford Stakes 24 July - Desert Party.



Lake George Stakes 25 July - My Princess Jess (RP - 103)



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Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Sunday, 20 July 2008

US Group Races 19 July 2008


Belmont - Coaching Club American Oaks

Music Note (RP 124) 12 lengths and going away.



Colonial Downs - Virginia Derby

Gio Ponte (RP - 110) was lucky in this. Court Vision (RP - 108) was badly hampered at the bend and was taken up.



Del Mar - San Diego Handicap

Well Armed (RP - 118) from start to tape.



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Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Sunday, 13 July 2008

U.S Group races 12 July 2008


Belmont - Man O War Stakes.

Red Rocks (RP - 121) cozily. Curlin (RP - 118) put in a decent grass debut, Red Rocks is not the best European by a long chalk?



Calder - Princess Rooney Handicap.

Mistical Plan (RP - 118) Impressive.



Delaware - Delaware Oaks

Proud Spell very workmanlike.



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Saturday, 12 July 2008

Sunday, 6 July 2008

US Graded Stakes 5 July 2008


Belmont. Prioress Stakes

Indian Blessing (RP - 115) easily.



Monmouth. United Nations

Presious Passion (RP - 113) holds off Strike a Deal (RP - 112). Great race.



Hollywood. Cashcall Mile.

Ventura (RP - 115) lifted her head at the 50 yard pole and lost the race to Diamond Diva (RP - 111).



Hollywood. American Oaks.

Pure Clan (RP - 116) gets thru a small hole.



Hollywood. Vanity Handicap.

Zenyatta (RP - 118) wins but the tough early pace nearly caught her out.



Hollywood. Triple Bend.

Street Boss (RP - 118) ran further than rest of field running wide, so nice win.



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Saturday, 5 July 2008