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Monday, October 30, 2006

BC Notes - Oct 30

- Flower Alley had what was termed a disappointing work here on Sunday morning when he struggled at the end of a six-furlong work in 1:15.

- Quick Little Miss impressed Tom Amoss on TVG with a bullet (of 35) five furlong move in 58.60 at Santa Anita. Mel Stute said afterwards that the filly was supposed to take it slow, but took off in the stretch. He added that jockey Jon Court had all he could handle pulling her up "which was a much better sign than I anticipated." He told Bloodhorse: "She's a big, stout filly and I train her pretty hard, which she loves. She's maturing at the right time and I believe she's got a heck of a chance, or we wouldn't be going." [Bloodhorse]

- Reader Mr. Ed says to take another look at Germance in the F&M Turf, pointing out that she the QEII was a shorter race than she prefers. In fact, she'd never run shorter than a mile and a quarter prior to that race; and all of her other races have been great, so thanks for pointing that out. She's by Silver Hawk, out of a mare by Caerleon, and is inbred 3x5 to Hail to Reason; 4x5 to Northern Dancer. Germance has a low dosage at 1.07 with 28 dosage points, and this is the distaff family of the Italian Derby winner White Muzzle.

- Besides not having the works from Belmont on The Works, which is a pretty significant and surprising transgression, they have a click on the CD playing the music they play over the works, and it's really annoying. I can't believe that nobody there noticed that.

- Walter points out that Satwa Queen should be OK on a firm course based on her second to Mandesha and in front of Alexandrova in the Prix de l'Opera, as the ground was firm enough on Arc Day for Mandesha to set the course record.

- OK, am I devoted to this blog, or what? I'm even bravely suffering through Suzy Kolber in order to see if ESPN is running promotion for the Breeders Cup on tonight's Monday Night Football game. I've been running the DVR since 7, and have scrolled through most if not all of the pregame, and didn't notice a spot. I was disappointed when Chris Berman and his crew mentioned Thursday's big Louisville game with particular emphasis on how it was like the biggest college game ever in the city; yet nothing on the Breeders Cup. Having their top dog talent mention the event would give it the kind of credibility and attention we'd like to see. I'll be watching throughout....who's playing tonight?....and will try to report on a live blog basis.

1 Comment:

Mike said...

Biggest football game the city has ever seen: St. X v. Trinity High School Football... every year.

(The locals understand)