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Old 06-11-2022, 07:29 AM
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Default Week/Weekend Stakes Beyers: Flightline 112; Jack Christopher 107

BEL Belmont S (G1): Mo Donegal 98 (Uncle Mo) T. Pletcher/I. Ortiz
BEL Metropolitan H (G1): Flightline 112 (Tapit) J. Sadler/F. Prat
BEL Manhattan (G1): Tribhuvan-FR 108 (Toronado-IRE) C. Brown/M. Franco
BEL Acorn (G1): Matareya 89 (Pioneerof the Nile) B. Cox/F. Prat
BEL Ogden Phipps (G1): Clairiere 106 (Curlin) S. Asmussen/J. Rosario
BEL Just a Game (G1): Regal Glory 103 (Animal Kingdom) C. Brown/J. Ortiz
BEL Jaipur (G1): Casa Creed 102 (Jimmy Creed) B. Mott/L. Saez
BEL Woody Stephens (G1): Jack Christopher 107 (Munnings) C. Brown/J. Ortiz
BEL Brooklyn (G2): Fearless 95 (Ghostzapper) T. Pletcher/L. Saez

BEL New York S (G1): Bleecker Street 96 (Quality Road) C. Brown/I. Ortiz
BEL Belmont Gold Cup S (G2): Loft-GER 96 (Adlerflug-GER) M. Weiss/A. Starke
BEL True North S (G2): Jackie's Warrior 107 (Maclean's Music) S. Asmussen/J. Rosario
BEL Bed o' Roses S (G2): Bella Sofia 100 (Awesome Patriot) R. Rodriguez/L. Saez
BEL Intercontinental S (G3): Caravel 90 (Mizzen Mast) B. Cox/T. Gaffalione
BEL Wonder Again S (G2): Consumer Spending 88 (More Than Ready) C. Brown/M. Franco
BEL Tremont S: Two of a Kind 76 (Overanalyze) B. Lynch/L. Saez
BEL Astoria S: Devious Dame 69 (Girvin) N. Casse/J. Rosario

CD Matt Winn (G3): Cyberknife - (Gun Runner) B. Cox/F. Geroux
CD Mighty Beau Overnight S: Just Might 92 (Justin Phillip) M. Lovell/R. Bejarano

SA Summertime Oaks (G2): Under the Stars - (Pioneerof the Nile) S. McCarthy/J. Hernandez
SA Affirmed S (G3): Hopper 95 (Declaration of War) S. McCarthy/A. Cedillo

WO Queenston: The Minkster - (English Channel) D. Vella/D. Moran
WO Fury S: Moira - (Ghostzapper) K. Attard/R. Hernandez

MTH Lady's Secret S: Leader of the Band 88 (Bandbox) J. Servis/I. Castillo

CT It's Only Money S: Hypothesis - (Algorithms) C. Pickett/J. Montano

GP Martha Washington S: Sister Lou Ann 77 (Frosted) S. Joseph/L. Reyes
GP Not Surprising S: California Frolic 77 (California Chrome) A. De La Cerda/E. Perez

HAW Work All Week S: Isolate 94 (Mark Valeski) T. Amoss/O. Mojica

GG Albany S: Give Me the Lute 87 (Boisterous) A. Mathis/I. Orozco

DEL Obeah S: Miss Leslie 83 (Paynter) C. Gonzalez/A. Cruz

IND William Henry Harrison S: Stop Hammertime 74 (Domestic Dispute) T. Richardville/R. Prescott
IND Shelby County S: Hungarian Princess 74 (Pataky Kid) M. Johnson/S. Bermudez

PRM Prairie Mile S: Rome 86 (Empire Maker) S. Condon/W. De La Cruz
PRM Panthers S: Butterbean 89 (Klimt) K. McPeek/G. Corbett
PRM Jim Rasmussen S: Ax Man 90 (Misremembered) D. McFarlane/E. Gonzalez
PRM Prairie Rose S: Kela's Turn 73 (Kela) H. Guillory/A. Birzer
PRM Ed Skinner S: Oil Money 101 (J P's Gusto) J. Arnett/W. Garcia
PRM Jack Bishop S: Oliviaofthedesert (Bernardini) K. McPeek/G. Corbett

HST River Rock Casino S: Shamra (Lent) E. Mendoza/E. Hernandez
HST Ross McLeod S: Regal Riot (Jersey Town) R. Anderson/E. Hernandez
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Old 06-11-2022, 08:33 PM
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This Brooklyn Belmont fig is going to be interesting to discuss
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Old 06-11-2022, 08:44 PM
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Figs look to be delayed until morning with DRF having a data transmission issue currently. (Charts aren't done after today's 4th for instance)..

Beyer on ATR Monday..
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Old 06-11-2022, 08:58 PM
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Figs look to be delayed until morning with DRF having a data transmission issue currently. (Charts aren't done after today's 4th for instance)..

Beyer on ATR Monday..
The pace in Brooklyn was slower, but then they crawled home relative to Belmont. I am unsure how you could believe Mo'D/Nest were faster than the Brooklyn older males? It will be interesting to hear the methodology they used.
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Old 06-11-2022, 10:21 PM
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The pace in Brooklyn was slower, but then they crawled home relative to Belmont. I am unsure how you could believe Mo'D/Nest were faster than the Brooklyn older males? It will be interesting to hear the methodology they used.
Agree. Tough to reconcile though pace must have played a role. The charts are available on Equibase.
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Old 06-12-2022, 05:06 AM
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BEL Belmont S (G1): Mo Donegal 98 (Uncle Mo) T. Pletcher/I. Ortiz
BEL Metropolitan H (G1): Flightline 112 (Tapit) J. Sadler/F. Prat
BEL Manhattan (G1): Tribhuvan-FR 108 (Toronado-IRE) C. Brown/M. Franco
BEL Acorn (G1): Matareya 89 (Pioneerof the Nile) B. Cox/F. Prat
BEL Ogden Phipps (G1): Clairiere 106 (Curlin) S. Asmussen/J. Rosario
BEL Just a Game (G1): Regal Glory 103 (Animal Kingdom) C. Brown/J. Ortiz
BEL Jaipur (G1): Casa Creed 102 (Jimmy Creed) B. Mott/L. Saez
BEL Woody Stephens (G1): Jack Christopher 107 (Munnings) C. Brown/J. Ortiz
BEL Brooklyn (G2): Fearless 95 (Ghostzapper) T. Pletcher/L. Saez
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I thought We The People never looked comfortable and seemed to be working hard on that lead. I would be interested in others with more knowledge on trips opinion.
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Old 06-12-2022, 06:54 AM
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Weird day to make speed figures when you have horses who were clearly geared down late and could have run faster times.
Matareya, Jack Christopher and Flightline were all basically eased in the last 1/16m or so. Same with Jackie's Warrior on Friday.

Interested to see what numbers Beyer and TimeFormUS assigned.
By my humble figures, Mo Donegal ran huge.
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Old 06-12-2022, 08:29 AM
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Weird day to make speed figures when you have horses who were clearly geared down late and could have run faster times.
Matareya, Jack Christopher and Flightline were all basically eased in the last 1/16m or so. Same with Jackie's Warrior on Friday.

Interested to see what numbers Beyer and TimeFormUS assigned.
By my humble figures, Mo Donegal ran huge.
I am not knocking him, but that was a hungry field. Could he have just found his friends? I think CJ's disciplines will value Flightline performance numerically higher than Beyer? We will see; it's more for conversation than anything else.
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CD Mighty Beau Overnight S: Just Might 92 (Justin Phillip) M. Lovell/R. Bejarano

WO Stella Artois Fury S: Moira - (Ghostzapper) K. Attard/R. Hernandez

MTH Lady's Secret S: Leader of the Band 88 (Bandbox) J. Servis/I. Castillo

SA Affirmed S (G3): Hopper 95 (Declaration of War) S. McCarthy/A. Cedillo

CT It's Only Money S: Hypothesis - (Algorithms) C. Pickett/J. Montano

GP Martha Washington S: Sister Lou Ann 77 (Frosted) S. Joseph/L. Reyes
GP Not Surprising S: California Frolic 77 (California Chrome) A. De La Cerda/E. Perez

HAW Work All Week S: Isolate 94 (Mark Valeski) T. Amoss/O. Mojica

GG Albany S: Give Me the Lute 87 (Boisterous) A. Mathis/I. Orozco

PRM Prairie Mile S: Rome 86 (Empire Maker) S. Condon/W. De La Cruz
PRM Panthers S: Butterbean 89 (Klimt) K. McPeek/G. Corbett
PRM Jim Rasmussen S: Ax Man 90 (Misremembered) D. McFarlane/E. Gonzalez

HST River Rock Casino S: Shamra (Lent) E. Mendoza/E. Hernandez
HST Ross McLeod S: Regal Riot (Jersey Town) R. Anderson/E. Hernandez
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Old 06-13-2022, 01:56 PM
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So I have a question. Itís not a knock at all on Beyer so please donít take it that way. Itís not saying that I think heís right or wrong either. Itís just a question so hopefully, I can gain more knowledge. Reading Beyerís article, he says that the track variant was the same from the start of the day to the finish. If thatís the case, why not apply it to the Brooklyn? I understand when he says that doing so would have caused an unusually low number for the winner and others in the field but my question is why does that matter? He says that they arbitrarily assigned a number to the race that made it make sense with what the runners had done in the past. But the problem as I see it is that with the way this race was run, with the extremely slow pace, this wasnít a normal race for any of them so why try to normalize it by giving it a normal figure? Freddy made the statement that he was unsure how anyone could think Mo Donegal and Nest were faster than the Brooklyn horses and itís a legitimate question. But that can only happen if you take figures at face value and say the horses that ran the higher numbers were the faster horses. I would think that most people that arenít novices would understand that this is not the correct assumption as far as the overall ability of the horses but I would think it should be clear that absent the evidence of a changing track speed, on this day, the Belmont horses were faster. At that point, it would seem like a handicapper should be able to understand the difference between faster and better. We donít know if Mo Donegal is faster/better than the Brooklyn winner but we can safely assume heís not 14 points better as the raw data says. So I would think any decent to good handicapper could look at the chart and figure out that there were extenuating circumstances that led to huge difference in figures and react accordingly. Maybe even capitalize on it wagering wise on the next out races for the Brooklyn horses. I guess I just feel like Beyer didnít need to ďdumb it downĒ for people. Do we really need to be told that the Brooklyn was a normal race when itís obvious that it wasnít?
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So I have a question. Itís not a knock at all on Beyer so please donít take it that way. Itís not saying that I think heís right or wrong either. Itís just a question so hopefully, I can gain more knowledge. Reading Beyerís article, he says that the track variant was the same from the start of the day to the finish. If thatís the case, why not apply it to the Brooklyn? I understand when he says that doing so would have caused an unusually low number for the winner and others in the field but my question is why does that matter? He says that they arbitrarily assigned a number to the race that made it make sense with what the runners had done in the past. But the problem as I see it is that with the way this race was run, with the extremely slow pace, this wasnít a normal race for any of them so why try to normalize it by giving it a normal figure? Freddy made the statement that he was unsure how anyone could think Mo Donegal and Nest were faster than the Brooklyn horses and itís a legitimate question. But that can only happen if you take figures at face value and say the horses that ran the higher numbers were the faster horses. I would think that most people that arenít novices would understand that this is not the correct assumption as far as the overall ability of the horses but I would think it should be clear that absent the evidence of a changing track speed, on this day, the Belmont horses were faster. At that point, it would seem like a handicapper should be able to understand the difference between faster and better. We donít know if Mo Donegal is faster/better than the Brooklyn winner but we can safely assume heís not 14 points better as the raw data says. So I would think any decent to good handicapper could look at the chart and figure out that there were extenuating circumstances that led to huge difference in figures and react accordingly. Maybe even capitalize on it wagering wise on the next out races for the Brooklyn horses. I guess I just feel like Beyer didnít need to ďdumb it downĒ for people. Do we really need to be told that the Brooklyn was a normal race when itís obvious that it wasnít?
I am no expert but IMO figmaking has a level of subjectivity, and creative educated license if you will. The fig was always going to be an interesting number to create and discuss at least the Beyer fig.
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I have two thoughts on the Brooklyn.

One, a lot of these 12 furlong figures are hard for figure makers because there arenít other races at the same distance those days to compare it to. Because of that, Iíve always questioned some of the figures a horse like Lone Rock was getting and Iím not sure how good many of the horses are that heís faced.

Two, Fearless is a good horse obviously. He was 3-4 wide throughout the race and seemed to make a sustained move on the second turn which is maybe why that final quarter fraction came up so slow. Beyer figures donít factor in ground loss but Iíd be interested to see what the TG numbers are for Fearless vs Mo Donegal.
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I have two thoughts on the Brooklyn.

One, a lot of these 12 furlong figures are hard for figure makers because there arenít other races at the same distance those days to compare it to. Because of that, Iíve always questioned some of the figures a horse like Lone Rock was getting and Iím not sure how good many of the horses are that heís faced.

Two, Fearless is a good horse obviously. He was 3-4 wide throughout the race and seemed to make a sustained move on the second turn which is maybe why that final quarter fraction came up so slow. Beyer figures donít factor in ground loss but Iíd be interested to see what the TG numbers are for Fearless vs Mo Donegal.
In addition to not factoring in ground lost, I also thought they didn't factor in internal fractions.

Also, one other thing about 12f races, particularly the Belmont Stakes. For all of those horse, it's their first (and likely only) time running 12f and so I would think that would make it difficult to determine what a "normal" race would look like for them at that distance. For example, whatever Jackie's Warrior's norm is in sprints, I can't have him run a 10f race and when the figure comes back weird, just assign his norm to it cause his 10f norm is not the same as his 6-7f norm, if that makes sense.
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In addition to not factoring in ground lost, I also thought they didn't factor in internal fractions.

Also, one other thing about 12f races, particularly the Belmont Stakes. For all of those horse, it's their first (and likely only) time running 12f and so I would think that would make it difficult to determine what a "normal" race would look like for them at that distance. For example, whatever Jackie's Warrior's norm is in sprints, I can't have him run a 10f race and when the figure comes back weird, just assign his norm to it cause his 10f norm is not the same as his 6-7f norm, if that makes sense.
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I wasnít referring to any specific horse. Just the idea of trying to figure out a norm for something that theyíve never done.
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I wasn't referring to any specific horse. Just the idea of trying to figure out a norm for something that they've never done.
"Never done" the Brooklyn and Belmont have been run on the same card for a while? They made fig based on an educated opinion of what made sense. I don't know if the fig is right or wrong, and neither do they. Beyer said on Byk's show they feel ok with the number and it's "cut loose." There was no chance it would be what the raw times suggested it should be, and I am not saying it should or should've been "created." But, they did what they thought accurately represented the race to the public. It is just an interesting racing discussion, nothing more, nothing less.
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I agree with all you just said. I think maybe you misunderstood what I meant by never done. Iím strictly talking about the Belmont horses. None of them had ever run 12f before.
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The last horse I remember that had already run 12F before running in the Belmont was Great Contractor in 1976 ( he finished second or third behind Bold Forbes along with McKenzie Bridge ). He had faced olders on turf in Florida in April I think.
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The last horse I remember that had already run 12F before running in the Belmont was Great Contractor in 1976 ( he finished second or third behind Bold Forbes along with McKenzie Bridge ). He had faced olders on turf in Florida in April I think.
Arinthod ran 12 furlongs in France before being purchased by Jenny Craig for the Belmont Stakes in 1993.

However, technically he only ran in part of the Belmont Stakes as he was a DNF.

He did improve in 2 more starts at the Belmont meet when switched back to the turf. He was able to complete both the Lexington and an allowance race, finishing last in both.

It all came together for him 3 years later when he won he won his first race in the US, a first condition allowance race at Hollywood Park as a 6yo.

More evidence that racehorses retire way too soon...
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