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^ One of the commentators made a comparison to Sunday Silence in the 1989 Derby in the over-aggressive ride but the horse was phenomenal.

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Here's a handicapping analysis based on recent history...

Tackling the 2012 Travers

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Saratoga will present the 2012 edition of the $1 million Travers on Saturday, Aug. 25th, and our aim is to seek handicapping angles that might earn us a profit on the 1 1/4-mile, Grade 1 race.

To this end, we will focus on the most recent 25 runnings of the Travers, beginning with Java Gold's sloppy-track victory over Cryptoclearance in 1987, and concluding with Stay Thirsty's 2011 steamrolling of Rattlesnake Bridge and JW Blue.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/17/473...2-travers.html


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The Pacific Classic

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DEL MAR, Calif. - The Pacific Classic may draw a field of 10, including Hollywood Gold Cup winner Game On Dude and Richard’s Kid, the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Pacific Classic. Both are trained by Bob Baffert, who will also start Jaycito.

Other candidates are Amani, the Chilean star mare who was third in her U.S. debut in the Grade 1 Clement Hirsch Stakes on Aug. 4; Rail Trip, John Scott and Kettle Corn, the first three finishers of the San Diego Handicap on July 28; the Calder stakes winner Where’s Sterling; Dullahan, the winner of the Blue Grass Stakes in April; and Suggestive Boy, who won the Wickerr Stakes on turf on July 25.
http://www.drf.com/news/del-mar-paci...ve-10-starters
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Selected races: August 24 through 26
Date Race Grade Distance Age Track Purse
08/24/2012 Ballerina I 7 Furlongs 3 yo's & up Saratoga $500,000
08/25/2012 Ballston Spa II 1 1/16 Miles 3 yo's & up Saratoga $250,000
08/25/2012 Del Mar H. II 1 3/8 Miles 3 yo's & up Del Mar $200,000
08/25/2012 Test I 7 Furlongs 3 yo Saratoga $500,000
08/25/2012 Foxwoods King's Bishop I 7 Furlongs 3 yo Saratoga $500,000
08/25/2012 Travers I 1 1/4 Miles 3 yo Saratoga $1,000,000
08/25/2012 Canadian Derby III 1 3/8 Miles 3 yo Northlands Park $200,000
08/26/2012 Pat O'Brien S. II 1 Mile 3 yo's & up Del Mar $250,000
08/26/2012 Del Mar Mile II 1 Mile 3 yo's & up Del Mar $200,000
08/26/2012 Play the King S. II 7 Furlongs 3 yo's & up Woodbine $200,000
08/26/2012 Personal Ensign Invitational I 1 1/8 Miles 3 yo's & up Saratoga $600,000
08/26/2012 TVG Pacific Classic I 1 1/4 Miles 3 yo's & up Del Mar $1,000,000


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