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cj
10-26-2017, 08:28 PM
Never thought I'd see the day a Santa Anita mile race was run in 1:45+ and the last quarter in 32+. What the hell was that?

Track Phantom
10-26-2017, 08:43 PM
Thing is, they really looked like they were going that slow, too. Odd.

Augenj
10-26-2017, 09:02 PM
Might portend the future at Del Mar and BC?

https://www.dmtc.com/media/news/del-mar-modifies-its-main-track-under-direction-of-moore-831

“We’ve got the same El Segundo sand from the same batch at both Santa Anita and Del Mar,” Moore noted.

cj
10-27-2017, 01:58 AM
Thing is, they really looked like they were going that slow, too. Odd.

No doubt. Having watch the race I don't even question the time at all. They were practically walking late.

dilanesp
10-27-2017, 08:16 PM
Keep an eye on Irish Freedom in Saturday's 5th race. He has looked like a star in two races at Del Mar and hasn't liked Santa Anita much in his two starts there. If Santa Anita's surface has changed he could be a good weathervane-- he's entered against some nice horses including Hoppertunity (who I used to laugh at but who has a streak of triple digit Beyers going back to summer 2015, which is very tough to do).