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Tere Albanese checked in with John Sadler, Keith Desormeaux and Kristin Mulhall, all looking to take down Arrogate in the Pacific Classic. John Sadler is trying for a second triumph over Arrogate with Accelerate who upset Bob Baffert’s star colt in the San Diego. The question of the day remains which Arrogate do we see today. the underlying question is why is Bob running Collected also? Is he in there to win, or to assure nobody gets a pace advantage over Arrogate. Arrogate has already proven he can overcome obstacles, the rail at Saratoga, a slow break in Dubai, but he could not overcome the mysteriously deep and slow Del Mar surface where this year’s Breeders’ Cup will be run. After many complaints, and some injuries, including soft tissue ones, the Del Mar main track has been worked on. How improved is it remains to be seen as does if it will be the same come the Breeders’ Cup.
Arrogate accomplished a lot in a short time and strung together […]
The purse for the Pegasus is now 16 million dollars. The guaranteed return for any starter is $55oK. Thus far four of the one million dollar slots have been sold. There are twelve available. The connections of Gun Runner, a likely participant are playing it smart and waiting for the last minute to see if A0 their horse is still on his game, and B) what types of deals and offers they can make or get late. Either way you play it the concept is interesting and I think they will get twelve in the gate by race day. The caliber of the twelve remains to be seen. If Arrogate wins the Breeders’ Cup Classic again will his connections be tempted to go for a repeat in the Pegasus? That would certainly make things more interesting.
Always Dreaming who hasn’t won since his perfect rip Kentucky Derby triumph is confirmed to be on target for the Travers. A win in the mid summer classic would thrust the colt right back to the head of the three year old class, but that may be easier said than done. It appears we will find out.
Tere Albanese caught up with CHRB DVM Dr. Rick Arthur and asked a lot of questions racing fans and bettors will want to hear the answers to. The interview was video taped for Past the Wire. We truly hope you enjoy it, learn some things and get the most out of it.
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Bob Baffert and regular rider Mike Smith were both happy with what they saw from Arrogate who worked under Martin Garcia the other day. Arrogate remains on target to try and redeem his surprisingly dull effort in the San Diego with a back on track win in the Pacific Classic.
Sales time at Saratoga can be as much fun to watch as the races. Get caught up on what’s happening at the sales below. There is plenty of big money being spent and the hopes and dreams are in the air. It’s odd how with so many of these pricey purchases not panning out, people are still quick to jump into the deep end of the pool only to get beat in Maiden Special Weight races a few years down the line by horses who cost 75% less. Even the law of averages says you’d have a better chance with five (5) for 200k each, than one (1) for a cool million.
I’ll wait until I study the race once it is drawn before forming an opinion, but if you want a solid Pros and Cons preview Steve Haskin shares his insight on the three-year olds he has been following since they were two.