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this Breeder's Cup.
Gave ExuctivePrivledge perfect ride that horse cant run straight on the stretch
Gave Power Broker ever chance to win in a good spot just out outkicked
Game On Dude didn't break at all and Rafa had no choice but to sit where he was
Baffert seem like a trainer if his horses dont run well its the jockeys fault
I know. I hope he doesn't throw him under the bus like he did with Martin Garcia. plus Rafael is twice better than Martin. Never found anything special about Martin. Plus I think Rafael and joe talamo fit the horses quite well
It sure looked like after the Executiveprivilege race and Game on Dude race he was blaming Rafael. Just going by his body language (Baffert). I could be totally wrong
RB should of left a little better, i think Chantel would've been a better fit, hey it's the richest race of the year, RB gave it a snooty effort, more was expected by baffert, i think he sends them ready to fire in the big races, something went wrong, think RB is a strange sort of fellow.
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100% he was not happy with the ride on Game on Dude. Jeff Siegel this morning was questioning it also, but I also agree with Siegel's opinion that if you cant overcome that little bit of trouble and adversity that you are not a top caliber horse. The horse had dead aim on the far turn, maybe the trip was not to his liking but he quit after 1/16th of a mile spurt. He is a better horse than that. I always have funny feeling that when you start changing jockeys to get the big win things have away of going sour on you.
The horse was 4 lengths back at the turn, race was over, RB had to aggressively get the horse out at the start , not linger in 4th, jock is a bit of a misfit, i don't trust RB, never have since his days at TP.
I don't find nothing wrong with the ride. I can't believe people are criticizing Rafael Bejarano for his ride. He is a great rider but the horse wasn't the best horse in there. Some said that he's too overhyped or overrated.
but I have to say IMO look at his 2005 breeders cup filly and mare turf ride on intercontinental, that was a masterpiece having the horse lone speed and the horse had never gone that long before and it won lone speed. That was when his name was starting to be out there as he was dominating the races in KY (churchill downs and keeneland) before coming here to Southern California.
All Baffert horses were really bad, no speed, no strength, not blame of Bejarano, the track was very fast and Baffert's horses could not keep the partials.
Really the dirt track at Santa Anita is not good, if the horse does not have a good jump in the start, has no chance of winning.
hopefully santa anita authorities can make corrections to the dirt track for opening of next meeting
Game On Dude is big fish in a little pond. I said he would be destroyed in Dubai and he was. He got destroyed in the BC Classic at his beloved SA.Enough said move on.
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