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Old 07-24-2019, 02:49 PM   #16
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I thought he ran well. He has never been a flashy horse, more of a grinder. He got a slight lifetime top from me. We don't add in ground loss so maybe he has run better, but it was also a slow paced raced which makes it tougher to get a good number. I think he'll run very well where ever he shows up next.

I agree. It was what it was meant to be and just what he needed. He did it the hard way with a wide trip to give him a good tightener. He finished strong with a good TFUS rating for a prep race. He was the top 3YO up to and including the Derby, ran the best race there., earning a better TG figure than the winner. He was the best before his layoff and with normal development and a good prep should be ready for to resume in the Travers and BC classic.

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Old 07-24-2019, 02:55 PM   #17
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It's almost August - he should be "prepped" by now!
All he needed was a good prep race after the layoff and he'e should be ready. The month has nothing to do with it. He wasn't going to be ready from sitting in the barn regardless of what month it is.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:36 PM   #18
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Is Game Winner better than Mucho Gusto?

I personally don't know. Mucho Gusto ran nearly as well as Maximum Security in the Haskell. Coming into that race, Mucho Gusto was considered talented, but a notch below the top guns.
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:58 AM   #19
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Is Game Winner better than Mucho Gusto?

I personally don't know. Mucho Gusto ran nearly as well as Maximum Security in the Haskell. Coming into that race, Mucho Gusto was considered talented, but a notch below the top guns.
I always like Mucho Gusto better, but figured he might develop later than GW.
I also liked Game Winner for the Belmont. I'd like to see him going longer than 1-1/4 actually.
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:29 PM   #20
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Game Winner OUT of Travers!

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Old 08-15-2019, 06:13 PM   #21
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:04 PM   #22
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I'm thinking he just felt poorly after hearing Max Security was coming to town.
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I'm thinking he just felt poorly after hearing Max Security was coming to town.
Announced yesterday Max is headed to the PA Derby next month. Looking like an uninspiring renewal of the Travers this year.
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Announced yesterday Max is headed to the PA Derby next month. Looking like an uninspiring renewal of the Travers this year.

And just 3 days ago it was looking so promising too...


Should still be a good race, but it really looked like it was shaping up to be a once a decade type Travers.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:50 AM   #25
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Sums up the whole 3yo season this year - disappointing.
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Major bummer.

I was looking forward to seeing Game Winner run from an intellectual perspective alone. I want to see how good he actually is.
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Travers like a dead bee hive this year.
No buzz.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:02 PM   #28
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I'm thinking he just felt poorly after hearing Max Security was coming to town.
Max Sec must have the same virus.
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Travers is missing some of the horses I had hoped to see.
But the Whitney was, too, and from what I can see, The Woodward is looking like a pretty lackluster one, too, like Whitney v.2 ---unless some compelling horses run in it.

I would go to SAR for the beautiful setting, but the quality of racing is nothing to write home about this year, that's for sure---the values aren't that good either.

Really makes me miss Gun Runner.

If Royal Ascot had not happened, I think I would be suffering from withdrawal due to a lack of good racing at this point. That was enough to "tide me over"
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