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WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:49:10 PM »
After 36 years does California Chrome have  what  it takes to become the next Triple Crown Winner ?
Only 11 horses have accomplished the feat, withe last being AFFIRMED in 1978.

California Chrome handled the first two races easily and IMO should have no problem this Saturday. The Preakness was his closest race so far and he still won thzt by a head. I believe if tha race had been the length of the Belmont he would have just turned it up a hotch and still gone on to win.

While post oositions and odds have not been offi isly set here are the esrly ones:

Commanding Curve
Commishioner
General arod
Kid Cruz
Social Inclusion
Ride on Curlin

While the field is set for 15 these are the notables

Stay tuned for further updates and don't forget: Saturdy is the day for the fastest two minutes in sports and possibly history in the makng.
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 04:38:29 PM »
Ride on Curlin


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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 07:44:02 PM »
Not a bad pick Zimmy, after finishing 2nd at the Preakness and charging strong at the end. It will be interesting to see if he can overtake Chrome. I thought if the Preakness had the extra length he may have caught him. But I do believe Chrome has an extra gear we haven't seen yet.

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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 08:47:10 AM »
I'll still be pulling for California Chrome.

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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 08:58:03 AM »
 The odds are against him but I think he has a good chance. It's a strong horse.
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 04:00:33 PM »
Here are the post positions:
1-Medal Count
2-California Chrome
3- Matterhorn
4-Commanring Curve
5- Ride on Curlin
6-Matuszak
7-Samraat
8-Commissioner
9-Wicked Strong
10- General A Rod
11-Tonalist
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 04:13:49 PM »
As expected Chrome is the favorite at 3-5 but some of the others are surprises.
Wicked Strong at 6-1
Tonalist at 8-1, his last race was here at Belmont and he won.
Ride on Curlin at 12-1
Commanding Curve at 15-1

The rest of the field is at least 20-1 or greater.

Looks like there is some money o be made if you forget about 1st Place
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 06:33:43 PM »
No Danza?

Chrome should be golden!
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 06:54:15 PM »
Its very hard to make a case against him. You could go with the home town boy in Tonalist or you could possibly o with the extra distance will get him this time since he was almost caught at The Preakness.  But I don't think so.
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2014, 03:36:27 PM »
Okay folks just under 2 hours to post time.
1. California Chrome
2. Tonalist
3. Ride on Curlin

One dollar trifecta box will cost me $12.

Good luck to all.
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2014, 12:04:14 PM »
How about that interview by the owner after the race?

I understand the frustration but went way too far..even snapped at his wife.
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2014, 12:20:46 PM »
She was tryng to tell him to shut up and he would not. One of those times when a Mike in the face is not acgood idea.
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2014, 12:21:49 PM »
Tonalist made me a nice $350 on a $30 bet grin1
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2014, 12:25:18 PM »
Great job!

So do you think experience on the long track was the difference..Tonalist and Commissioner were 1 and 2 at the Peter Pan race at Belmont and also yesterday.
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2014, 12:26:38 PM »
I do. Familiarity wth the track is very important, especially if it is not that long between races.
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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2014, 10:30:33 AM »
I thought Chrome was going to do it when they were coming out of the final turn.  It looks like he ran out of gas.

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Re: WILL HISTORY BE MADE ???
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2014, 06:24:30 PM »
That it did. That is the reason the Triple is so hard. 3 Races in that amount of time is nearly impossible. Imagine if a boxer had to do it.
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