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PhantomOnTour
06-17-2017, 01:05 PM
Featuring the return of Gun Runner, back from his Dubai trip and excellent 2nd place finish to the king of dirt racing, Arrogate.
He will be formidable...working steadily over a track he loves. Gives at least 5lbs to everyone in the field.

I will take a shot at beating them all with the :4: Honorable Duty, who is as honest as the day is long...he's ALWAYS there & has a stellar record on fast dirt and at CD. Trainer is kicking ass this meet, will get a good pace to shoot at, has Javier in for the ride, his best can compete with anyone in this field. If GR doesn't bring his A-Game this guy can win it. Has been more tractable since the hood came off four races ago, and he'll need that tonight.
6-1 ML probably will not hold up. Expect more like 4-1 at post time.

He hung a bit in his last off his lifetime best BRIS figure. The timing is right for him to run back to that FG number. Can get a nice inside stalking trip & switch out when the time is right. The :1::3::8: may get going up front and set the table for his move.

Who ya' got?

**on a side note, it is great to see an old favorite trainer of mine, Wesley Hawley, with an entrant in this Gr1. He has run a SOLID outfit at FG and surrounding tracks for many years....:6: Hawaakom looks to be in a bit over his head against these, but maybe can grab a small slice if this pace gets too hot. I'll be rooting for you Wesley:ThmbUp:

Robert Fischer
06-17-2017, 01:43 PM
I'll try to get :5: Mo Tom on a ticket.


50centTri Gun Runner / Mo Tom / Bird Song, Honorable Duty, Hawaakom =$1.50

50centTri Gun Runner / Bird Song, Honorable Duty / Mo Tom = $1

Tom
06-17-2017, 05:16 PM
Races will be on NBCSN starting at 8:30PM EDT tonight.

JustRalph
06-17-2017, 08:26 PM
Races will be on NBCSN starting at 8:30PM EDT tonight.

Thanks!

Tom
06-17-2017, 10:16 PM
I hardly ever even look at CD, but from what I have tonight, it appears to be very tight model for winners there.

Low class, slow horses outrun the faster, classier ones every race.

:puke::puke::puke:

Dahoss9698
06-17-2017, 10:25 PM
I'm trying to get #:2: Breaking Lucky either 1st or 2nd. He clearly doesn't like it wet judging by his two off track races. He bounced back off his other wet track flop with a solid second in the Clark last fall. His race 2 back was very strong and is a solid price.

CincyHorseplayer
06-17-2017, 10:39 PM
Since my race 3 hit I've been passing on chalk or mystified elsewhere. Taking some sizable exactas on Texas Chrome with top 2. :7: box :3::4:

jimmyb
06-17-2017, 10:44 PM
1,3,8 exacta box

GMB@BP
06-17-2017, 10:49 PM
Bird Song rated....OK

Tom
06-17-2017, 10:50 PM
Not really impressed with that win.
Main speed never fired and the rest never made any kind of serious moves. Cheap speed was not giving up ground to much better horses in earlier races, so this was a yawner coming home.

Grade 1? :lol:

jocko699
06-17-2017, 10:55 PM
Not really impressed with that win.
Main speed never fired and the rest never made any kind of serious moves. Cheap speed was not giving up ground to much better horses in earlier races, so this was a yawner coming home.

Grade 1? :lol:

I thought GR's turn of foot the last quarter was good.

Dahoss9698
06-17-2017, 10:59 PM
Not really impressed with that win.
Main speed never fired and the rest never made any kind of serious moves. Cheap speed was not giving up ground to much better horses in earlier races, so this was a yawner coming home.

Grade 1? :lol:

A closer has won every single dirt race tonight. In what race did cheap speed not give it up to much better horses?

CincyHorseplayer
06-17-2017, 11:01 PM
We're just seeing some good horses get back to normal! Not adding $ to the roll but swell enough!:D

GMB@BP
06-17-2017, 11:02 PM
Other than the absolutely uncontested lead I dont know how you can knock that performance. Fast.

I doubt Baffert lets that horse just lope on the lead in the classic, I am sure with More Spirit and Cupid in the race there will be real pace pressure.

Tom
06-17-2017, 11:10 PM
A closer has won every single dirt race tonight. In what race did cheap speed not give it up to much better horses?

I was referring to the 7th - #7 drew away from the #5 late. Yes he was caught by the 1...not the point.

Feel free to be impressed. I wasn't.

Dahoss9698
06-17-2017, 11:15 PM
Feel free to be impressed. I wasn't.

I'm shocked.

It was a solid performance off the break and he won well in hand. I don't see anyone saying anymore than that.

Dahoss9698
06-17-2017, 11:39 PM
Was hoping for a better price but in the 10th Belleta was wide on a day when the rail was the place to be

SharpCat
06-18-2017, 01:35 AM
Other than the absolutely uncontested lead I dont know how you can knock that performance. Fast.

I doubt Baffert lets that horse just lope on the lead in the classic, I am sure with More Spirit and Cupid in the race there will be real pace pressure.


Yeah there will most likely be more pace in the Classic. Even if it does not materialize it does not matter. They let Chrome lope on the lead and ran him down. Gun Runner is a nice horse but he's not Chrome. I mean Arrogate spotted Gun Runner 15 lengths in Dubai and strolled right by him.

PhantomOnTour
06-18-2017, 01:54 AM
The :4: was second best to a pretty damn good horse in Gun Runner.
No one had a chance after they gifted him the lead, but he did run approx a 23.6-23.6-23.5 first three quarters...not many horses will keep up with that clip and run away like he did