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« on: October 20, 2013, 01:09:25 AM »

Here are the Starfish Stables plans for this years Breeders' Cup races, baring last minute injuries. The number in brackets is their ranking (*** indicates that enough higher ranked Starfish horses will not be running to ensure qualification):-

Juvenile - 3 qualified Juvenile Fillies - 3 qualified Sprint - 5 qualified Turf Sprint - 5 qualified
Golden Idol (4) - Definite runner wonziT (9) - Definite runner Glorious Victory (2) - Definite runner Mirror Twin (5) - Definite runner
Calle d'Oro (5) - Definite runner Rock of Truth (11) - Definite runner Helena (9) - Definite runner Magic Roundabout (9) - Definite runner
Golden Miracle (6) - Definite runner Sargasso (13) - Definite runner Hogwarts (10) - Definite runner Knight's Match (12) - Definite runner
Saucy Magician (18) - Runs in the Distaff instead Major Dreams (2) - Runs in the Mile instead
Flight of Silk (19) - Will not run due to injury Bracton (8) - Runs in the Mile instead
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Filly & Mare Sprint - 4 qualified Mile - 7 qualified Dirt Mile - 8 qualified Classic - 7 qualified
Office Hours (1) - Definite runner Major Dreams (3) - Definite runner Lupe Valez (1) - Definite runner Last For More (1) - Definite runner
White Sand Beach (2) - Definite runner Bracton (10) - Definite runner Lohan (14) - Definite runner Classic Red Line (3) - Definite runner
Saucy Magician (11) - Runs in the Distaff instead No Guts No Glory (11) - Definite runner Londesborough Boy (20) - Runs if still qualified Venture His Due (11) - Definite runner
Flight of Silk (12) - Will not run due to injury First Born Son (9) - Runs in the Turf instead Saucy Magician (4) - Runs in the Distaff instead Superdocious (15***) - Definite runner
Magic Roundabout (12) - Runs in the Turf Sprint instead Classic Red Line (9) - Runs in the Classic instead Saucy Magician (5) - Runs in the Distaff instead
Sand Dune (13) - Either this race or the Filly & Mare Turf Flight of Silk (11) - Will not run due to injury Hogwarts (6) - Runs in the Sprint instead
Knight's Match (17) - Runs in the Turf Sprint instead Hogwarts (13) - Runs in the Sprint instead Flight of Silk (9) - Will not run due to injury
Superdocious (19) - Runs in the Classic instead
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Turf - 7 qualified Filly & Mare Turf - 7 qualified Distaff - 4 qualified Juvenile Turf - 2 qualified
First Born Son (1) - Definite runner American Dance (1) - Definite runner Saucy Magician (1) - Definite runner Holy Warrior (9) - Definite runner
Away The Lads (6) - Definite runner Hi Honey (2) - Definite runner Giant's Debate (7) - Definite runner Crown of Thorns (10) - Definite runner
Worthy Victor (11) - Definite runner Knight's Match (5) - Runs in the Turf Sprint instead Classic Red Line (2) - Runs in the Classic instead
Shiloh's Hill (15***) - Definite runner Sand Dune (14) - Either this race or the Mile Flight of Silk (6) - Will not run due to injury
Bracton (7) - Runs in the Mile instead Major Dreams (2) - Runs in the Mile instead
Hi Honey (8) - Runs in the Filly & Mare Turf instead Back St. Flight (17) - Runs if still qualified
Knight's Match (12) - Runs in the Turf Sprint instead Flight of Silk (20) - Will not run due to injury
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Juvenile Turf Fillies - 1 qualified SC Sprint - 1 qualified SC Classic - 2 qualified SC Endurance - 1 qualified
Major's Luck (17) - Runs if still qualified Hogsmeade (6) - Definite runner DashingCoronaRose (5) - Definite runner Painted Raven (1) - Definite runner
AndLikeThatHesGone (7) - Definite runner
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SC Distaff - 1 qualified
Whats Believeable (1) - Definite runner
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 04:04:23 AM »

Definite runners, if no mishaps between now and raceday:

Unsung Hero - in the Juvenile
Je Ne Sais Quoi - in the Filly & Mare Turf
Emperor - in the Juvenile Turf
Unprecedented - in the Juvenile Turf Fillies
Taking Vegas - in the SC Classic
Sneaky Surfer - in the SC Distaff

Hopefully, Pay the Boatman will make his return next year in the Turf, once we figure out what kind of equipment change he wants. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 09:14:49 AM »

I'm trying the turf with the babies. Both were #1 possibles at the day of supplemental nomination, so I decided to give them a chance.

Ch. Aguirre - Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf
Ch. Iyaiyai - Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 07:00:57 PM »

Just the one - Umbra in the breeders cup juvenile. Fingers crossed!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 08:26:52 PM »

Currently I plan to send:

Ducati - BC Classic (#17, but #5,6, & 9 will not run for Starfish)
Laevateinn - BC Juvenile Turf (#4)
Exit Poll - BC SC Classic (#3)
D'lightful - BC SC Distaff (#5)
Brianza - BC Juvenile Turf Fillies (#3)
Cuchulain - BC Turf (#7)
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013, 09:10:17 PM »

Bal Boree - Breeders Cup SC Distaff Endurance (#5 of 6)

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2013, 11:42:32 PM »

My current plans...

Breeders Cup Sprint
Ch. Naval Commander (6)

Breeders Cup Turf Sprint
Ch. Turnpike Wannabe (11)
GCh. Solo Sunset (10) - Qualified but think i'll run her in the filly and mare

Breeders Cup Dirt Mile
Ch. Lake Highlands (3)
Ch. Naval Commander (5) - Qualified but I think i'll run him in the sprint..

Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf
GCh. Solo Sunset (11)

Breeders Cup SC Sprint
GCh. Uncanny Yodel (4)
Ch. Fruitloop (5)

Breeders Cup SC Classic
Ch. Fruitloop (8) - Qualified but will run in sprint

Breeders Cup SC Edurance
NCh. Sunday Paper (2)

Breeders Cup SC Distaff Endurance
GCh. Careless Whisper (4)
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 02:37:38 AM »

I can't decide whether to nominate and run my 2yo filly, Fights Just Begun.  She had a hot streak of 1s and 2s at the stakes level in September, but in her last two races, she's run 3rd and 4th.  She's ranked 2nd in the fillies' dirt race, and 1st in the fillies' turf race.  Given that her last two races have been over dirt, I'm leaning toward entering her in the turf race, but I'm not sure - it's a lot of money!

Any advice?
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 02:53:02 AM »

I can't decide whether to nominate and run my 2yo filly, Fights Just Begun.  She had a hot streak of 1s and 2s at the stakes level in September, but in her last two races, she's run 3rd and 4th.  She's ranked 2nd in the fillies' dirt race, and 1st in the fillies' turf race.  Given that her last two races have been over dirt, I'm leaning toward entering her in the turf race, but I'm not sure - it's a lot of money!

Any advice?

If you can afford to enter and not win, then by all means enter. If entering is going to make things difficult for you financially, take advantage of the fact that the stakes just before and after BC will probably be a little light in terms of entries.
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2013, 11:27:18 PM »

Sadly my very first BC qualifier Seven Veils (Juvi. Fillies) won't be running due to insufficient funds. Good luck to all!
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2013, 03:36:20 AM »

Just one this year: Stressful Reality for the Juvenile Turf.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2013, 09:33:31 AM »

Should we rename it The Starfish Stables Cup :))

Angel of Crystal in juv fillies turf
Rakella Prime in juv dirt
Rougemont in mile turf

Good luck all
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2013, 01:18:05 PM »

Should we rename it The Starfish Stables Cup :))

Preeeeetty much.  We should all be so lucky! :)
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2013, 11:04:11 AM »

A Capella - SC Sprint
Another World - Juve Turf Fillies
Arizona Dream - SC Distaff
Bravado - Juve Turf
Can't Fool Me - Filly/Mare Sprint
Epic Proportions - Classic
Etched In Gold - SC Distaff Endurance
Fairy Cat - SC Sprint
Flamboyant - Juve Turf Fillies
Keep The Faith - Juve Turf Fillies
Lord Nelson - SC Classic
Lost Continent - Juve
Make A Splash - Turf Sprint
Reckless Faerie - Juve Fillies
Sable Princess - SC Distaff Endurance
Sand Castle - Juve
Song and Sixpence - Juve
Tinker Bell - Juve Turf Fillies
Torero - Juve Turf
Usain Bolt - Dirt Mile
Whatchagonnado - Turf

The following alternates may run if there's room on Monday:
Turf Sprint - Legendary Glory (18), Spread the News (20)
Filly/Mare Sprint - Test of Faith (16)
Juve Turf Fillies - Tinker Bell (19)
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2013, 07:58:31 PM »

Question: I want to enter Ducati into the BC Classic. He's currently #17 on the qualifiers list, which won't change now of course. Since Starfish has said they are not running 3 of their horses listed in the top fourteen for that race, that would guarantee Ducati a spot as #14 (or lower, depending on other qualifiers' entries). Can I go ahead and enter him now, or should I still wait til Monday?
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