International Thoroughbred Racing                                         Editor & Handicapper: Geir W. Stabell                                                       1992 - 2019

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Arrogate winning the Travers Stakes.  Photo: NYRA



GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS' CUP CLASSIC

Santa Anita 5 Nov 2016 - 1 ¼ miles dirt


Horses presented with best Globeform, name,

GF ratings last three runs (l-to-r), traner / rider


Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 2lbs over this distance.


138p - ARROGATE 3yo (?p - ?p - 138p) / B Baffert / M Smith


135 - CALIFORNIA CHROME (124 – 135 – 130) / A Scherman / V Espinoza


128? - FROSTED (128? - 125 - 120+) / K McLaughlin / J Rosario


121 - HOPPERTUNITY (108+c - 114 – 120) / B Baffert / J Velazquez


121 - EFFINEX (119 – 117 – 120) / J Jerkens / F Prat


121 - KEEN ICE (91 – 108 – 99+) / T Pletcher / J Castellano


117 - MELATONIN (116t – 116 – 117t) / D Hofmans / J Talamo


117 - SHAMAN GHOST (114 – 103 – 117) / J Jerkens / Ortiz


110 - WIN THE SPACE (104 – 0 – 110) / G Papaprodromou / G Stevens


104 - WAR STORY (? - 91 – 104) / M Serey Jr / Speith


Winner 2015: American Pharoah / Globeform 134


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Globeform rating codes


p = performance rated with a “plus”, improvement expected


+ = likely to progress off this run, and has shown better previously


t = “trip”, i.e. favoured by trip (normally soft lead)


c = “compromised” (normally by slow pace scenario)


? = rating with “?” attached, indicates uncertain / unreliable form



GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE TURF (G1)

Santa Anita 4 Nov 2016 - 1 mile Turf


Horses presented with best

Globeform, name, trainer / rider


Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 2lbs over this distance.

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112p - LA CORONEL / M Casse / F Geroux


112 - ROLY POLY / A P O'Brien / tba


111p - INTRICATELY / J O'Brien / tba


111 - HYDRANGEA / A P O'Brien / tba


108p - SPAIN BURG / X Thomas-Demeaulte / F Dettori


105p - NEW MONEY HONEY / C Brown / tba


105p - VICTORY TO VICTORY / M Casse


104 - CAVALE DOREE / C Ferland / tba


104 - RYMSKA / C Brown / tba


102 - LULL / C Clement / tba


101 - COASTED / L Gayamati / tba


..99 - MADAM DANCEALOT / R Baltas / tba


..98 - CON TE PARTIRO / W Ward / tba


..98 - HAPPY MESA / G Motion / tba


ALSO ELIGIBLES

...98 - HAPPY MESA / G Motion / tba

...95 - LA FORCE / P Gallagher / tba

...98 - CON TE PARTIRO / W Ward

…?P - SWEEPING PADDY / D Romans

….? - MAJESTIC GALE / J Sharp



GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE (G1)

Santa Anita 5 Nov 2016 – 1 1/16 miles dirt


Horses presented with best

Globeform, name,trainer / rider


Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 2lbs over this distance.

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118p - NOT THIS TIME / D Romans / R Albarado


116p - GORMLEY / J Shirreffs / V Espinoza


116p - KLIMT / B Baffert / R Bejarano  /  Photo above: Benoit


115p - PRACTICAL JOKE / C Brown / tba


115p - SYNDERGAARD / T Pletcher / J Velazquez


111p - CLASSIC EMPIRE / M Casse / J Leparoux


111p - THEORY / T Pletcher / J Castellano


107p - THREE RULES / J Pinchin / C Velasquez


105p - LOOKIN AT LEE / S Asmussen / R Santana Jr


101p - STAR EMPIRE / W Ward / tba


…?p - TERM OF ART / D O'Neill / tba


GLOBEFORM ANALYSIS

JUVENILE TURF CONTENDERS


GOOD SAMARITAN, (Photo: NYRA) who was also under consideration for the Juvenile, gets the vote here – in what is a highly competitive event. And a race where the home team is much stronger than what has been the case in previous editions. Good Samaritan made an impressive debut when he won the best juvenile maiden race on turf at Saratoga, where he came with a fine run from off the pace to collar subsequent winner TICONDEROGA close home and win by a head. J. S. CHOICE, who broke his maiden with ease next time out, was fifth. Good Samaritan was upped in class, and went for the Summer Stakes at Woodbine just over a month later. Conquest Farenheit had been deeply impressive in his prep for that mile contest and he was made a warm favorite by the bettors. He had no chance when Good Samaritan delivered his challenge. Confidently ridden at the back, he came through very smoothly at the finish, to beat Conquest Farenheit by 1 ½ lengths going away. Vanda Stakes winner CHANNEL MAKER was third and Tiz a Slam finished fourth. The latter was a game odds-on winner of the Cup and Saucer Stakes next time out. All in all, Good Samaritan's form is very solid.


OSCAR PERFORMANCE, a classy son of turf champion Kitten's Joy, is a big danger. He is coming off a most impressive 6-length win over J. S. CHOICE in the Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park, where he made all and won the race with a bit in hand. Kitten's Cat finished third. The Pilgrim was run over 8.5 furlongs on soft ground, and Oscar Performance displayed the useful combination of speed and stamina. Note that he was racing on firm ground when breaking his maiden over the same distance at Saratoga in August, when he strolled home by 10 ½ lengths from One of a Kind (won a decent Churchill maiden on Sunday), with Focus Group third and Bonus Points back in fourth (a winner since and third in the Awad Stakes last Saturday).


LANCASTER BOMBER may be the best of the Europeans and we all know what that means. It means he has a winning chance of course. He was 66-1 and used as a pacemaker for Aidan O'Brien's best juvenile Churchill in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on October 8. Having looked a beaten horse – as expected – going into the final furlong, Lancaster Bomber rallied to get back up for second, beaten only 1 ¼ lengths by his high profile stable companion (who is 5-for-6 and favourite for next year's 2,000 Guineas). Was it a fluke? Perhaps not. Lancaster Bomber did it the hard way, that's for sure. The form looked very smart when Rivet, who finished fifth, went on to win the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster two weeks later, and even better when Thunder Snow (fourth in the Dewhurst) hacked up in the Criterium International at Saint-Cloud on Sunday (beating Dewhurst sixth South Seas to win by 5 lengths). Lancaster Bomber's best piece of form is certainly working out like a dream and he must be a serious contender – his early speed will stand him in good stead at Santa Anita and the way he ran on at the death in the Dewhurst proved that he has stamina too. A strongly run race would suit him at Santa Anita.


INTELLIGENCE CROSS, like Lancaster Bomber representing Aidan O'Brien, is also in with a shot based on his European form. He is a different type though. While he has a Group win to his name, something Lancaster Bomber lacks, he has yet to race over further than 6 furlongs. A son of War Front, he has tackled that distance in all of his six starts to date. After being placed twice in G2 contests won by the very precocious Mehmas in the summer, Intelligence Cross landed a G3 at the Curragh towards the end of August. He won easily by 4 ½ lengths from Holy Cat. Four weeks later he turned up at Newmarket for the Middle Park Stakes, where he ran fourth as a 10-1 shot, beaten 3 ½ lengths by the upset winner The Last Lion. Blue Point was second in the Middle Park and subsequently half a length behind Lancaster Bomber when third in the Dewhurst.


RODAINI is trained by Simon Crisford, who for years was the racing manager to Godolphin. Crisford has had a good start to his training career and his juveniles are showing a 27% strike rate in Britain this year. Rodaini has contributed greatly to this impressive record, with 4 wins from 5 starts. He was gradually improving through his first four races, winning over 6 furlongs at Leicester, then over seven at Lingfield Park, Newmarket and Doncaster, where he beat Salsabeel and subsequent G3 winner Larchmont Lad in a Listed event in September. Rodaini went for the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket after this but ran no sort of a race and was eased (ninth of ten behind Best Solution).


BIG SCORE, who had been beaten a length by BOWIES HERO when trying to concede 2lbs in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf, reversed the form in fine style in the Zuma Beach Stakes here at Santa Anita a month and a week later. Big Score, a neat and handy sort (and a late foal) is progressing really well for Tim Yakteen and he should not be underestimated. His three runs to date have all been over a mile on turf. He came from just off the pace to win the Zuma Beach impressively by 3 ¼ lengths from Sonic Boom (a 5-length maiden winner at Kentucky Downs on his previous start). Ventry Bay finished third and the ex-English Harbour Master took fourth, while Bowies Hero was well below par and could manage only eighth.


MADE YOU LOOK was beaten almost four lengths when second to the filly Red Lodge in a 5-furlong maiden at Belmont Park in May. The Pletcher trainee improved to beat Master Merion over 6 furlongs at the same venue in June, and again when winning the With Anticipation over 8.5 furlongs at Saratoga in late August, when he was a solid 2-length winner from KEEP QUIET, who franked the form by winning the Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland last month (by 1 ¼ lengths from the slow starting and green favorite TICONDEROGA).


FAVORABLE OUTCOME is the 'dark horse' in this stack, as he is switching from dirt to turf. Trained by Chad Brown, this son of Flatter won what looked an ordinary 6-furlong maiden (for Saratoga) when coming home 6 lengths clear of Condo Prince on his debut back in August. He next was thrown in at the deep end in the Champagne, over a mile at Belmont Park in October, and ran a creditable third, 6 ½ lengths behind Practical Joke, who will represent Brown in the Juvenile on Saturday.


Winner 2015: Hit It A Bomb / Globeform 112p

GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE TURF (G1)

Santa Anita 4 Nov 2016 - 1 mile Turf


Horses presented with best

Globeform, name,trainer / rider


Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 2lbs over this distance.


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115 - LANCASTER BOMBER / A P O'Brien / tba


110p - GOOD SAMARITAN / B Mott / J Rosario


110p - OSCAR PERFORMANCE / B Lynch


109 - INTELLIGENCE CROSS / A P O'Brien / tba


107p - BIG SCORE / T Yakteen / F Prat


107p - MADE YOU LOOK / T Pletcher / tba


107p - WELLABLED / L Rivelli / E T Baird


105p - BOWIES HERO / P D'Amato / tba


105 - KEEP QUIET / M Casse / F Beroux


103 - RODAINI / S Crisford / F Dettori


103 - CHANNEL MAKER / D J Vella / tba


102p - TICONDEROGA / C Brown / tba


102p - FAVORABLE OUTCOME / C Brown / tba


100 - J. S. CHOICE / T Pletcher / tba

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ALSO ELIGIBLES

...95p - KITTEN'S CAT / J Sharp / tba

...97 - HARBOUR MASTER / J Cassidy / tba

…?p - HOOTIE / M McCarthy / tba

…?p - SHIRAZ / M Maker / tba

GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS' CUP

FILLY & MARE SPRINT (G1)

Santa Anita 5 Nov 2016 - 7 fur dirt


Horses presented with best Globeform, name,

GF ratings last three runs (l-to-r), trainer, rider

Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 2lbs over this distance.




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120 - CARINA MIA 3yo (120 – 114 – 116 – 112) / B Mott / tba  /  Photo: Churchill Downs Inc.


118 - WAVELL AVENUE (118 in 2015 / 116 - ? - 107 – 113) / C Brown / tba


117 - HAVEYOUGONEAWAY (?p – 113 – 117) / T Morley / tba


117 - PAULASSILVERLINING (117 – 109 – 117) / M Nevin


117 - IRISH JASPER (? - ?p – 117?) / D S Ryan / tba


115 - TARA'S TANGO (115 – 108 – 114 – 103) / J Hollendorfer / tba


114 - BY THE MOON (110 – 107 – 114 – 114) / M Nevin / tba


112 - FINEST CITY (112 – 110 – 103 – 110) / I Kruljac / tba


111 - PAOLA QUEEN 3yo (102 – 102 – 111 – 96) / G Delgado / tba


111 - SPELLING AGAIN (111 – 107 – 97 – 107) / B Cox / tba


110 - WONDER GAL (104 – 110 – 101) L Gyarmati / tba


110 - GLORYZAPPER (107 – 103 – 110) P D'Amato / tba


110 - GOMO 3yo (110 in 2015 / 92 – 104+) D O'Neill / M Gutierrez


108 - ENCHANTING LADY (102 – 93 – 106 – 108) / B Baffert / tba



















GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS' CUP FILLY & MARE TURF (G1)

Santa Anita 5 Nov 2016 - 10 fur Turf


Horses presented with best Globeform, name,

GF ratings last three runs (l-to-r), trainer, rider


Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 2lbs over this distance.

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120 - LADY ELI (116 // 112+ - 117+) / C Brown / I Ortiz Jr  (Photo: Breeders' Cup Inc.)


120 - PHOTO CALL (101 – 106 – 120t) / T Pletcher / tba


118 - ALICE SPRINGS 3yo (96 – 118 – 116) / A P O'Brien / R Moore


116 - SEA CALISI (111+ - 116 – 114) / C Brown / tba


116 - CATCH A GLIMPSE 3yo (116t – 116 – 0) / M Casse /


116 - SEVENTH HEAVEN 3yo (116 – 116 - 108) / A P O'Brien / tba


115 - AL'S GAL (115 – 108t – 113t) / M Maker / tba


115 - NUOVO RECORD (? - ? - ?) / M Saito / tba


…? - KITCAT (? - ? - 108+) / J Silva / G Ulloa Perez


114 - SENTIERO ITALIA (103+ 111 – 113) / K McLaughlin / J Rosario


114 - SPECTRE 3yo (110 – 112 – 114) M Munch / tba


112 - AVENGE (108 – 111 – 112t ) / R Mandella / tba


112 - ZIPESSA (111 – 112 – 110t) / M Stidham / tba


112 - QUEEN'S TRUST 3yo (112 – 110 – 110) / M Stoute / tba


111 - PRETTY PERFECT 3yo (103 – 111 – 108) / A P O'Brien / tba


…? - RYANS CHARM / P Gallagher / tba


Winner 2015: Stepahnie's Kitten / Globeform 118



GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS' CUP DISTAFF (G1)

Santa Anita 4 Nov 2016 - 9 fur dirt


Horses presented with best Globeform, name,

GF ratings last three runs (l-to-r), trainer, rider


Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 2lbs over this distance.


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128p - SONGBIRD 3yo (128p – 126+ - 128p) / J Hollendorfer / M Smith


124 - STELLAR WIND (112+ 120 – 124) / J Sadler / V Espinoza


124 - BEHOLDER (121 – 116 – 123) / R Mandella / G Stevens  (Photo: Benoit)


120 - CURALINA (116 – 120 – 117) / T Pletcher


117 - FOREVER UNBRIDLED (117 – 114 – 117) / D Stewart


117 - I'M A CHATTERBOX (114 – 115 – 117) / L Jones


…? - CORONA DEL INCA (? - 0 - ?p) / G Frenkel-Santilan / tba



GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS' CUP SPRINT (G1)

Santa Anita 5 Nov 2016 - 6 fur dirt


Horses presented with best Globeform, name,

GF ratings last three runs (l-to-r), trainer, rider


Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 3lbs over this distance.


128 - LORD NELSON (119p – 128 – 120+) / B Baffert / tba


127 - MASOCHISTIC (0 / 126 – 127) / R Ellis / M Smith


126 - A. P. INDIAN (121p – 126 – 125) / A Delacour / J Bravo


121p - DREFONG 3yo (?p – 118p – 121p) / B Baffert  /  M Garcia


120 - LIMOUSINE LIBERAL (105 – 105+ - 120) / B Colebrook / tba


119 - DELTA BLUESMAN  (119 - 106 - ?)  /  J Navarro  /  E Jaramillo


116 - NOHOLDINGBACK BEAR 3yo (? - 112+ - 116) / M P De Paulo


114p - MIND YOUR BISCUITS 3yo (111p – 114 - 114p) / R N Falcone Jr


Winner 2015: Runhappy / Globeform 127


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Globeform ratings / codes


p = performance rated with a “plus”, improvement expected


+ = likely to progress off this run, and has shown better previously


t = “trip”, i.e. favoured by trip (normally soft lead)


c = “compromised” (normally by slow pace scenario)


? = rating with “?” attached, indicates uncertain / unreliable form




GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS CUP DIRT MILE (G1)

Santa Anita 4 Nov 2016 – 1 mile dirt


Horses presented with best Globeform, name,

GF ratings last three runs (l-to-r), trainer, rider


Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 2lbs over this distance.

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127 - RUNHAPPY 127 – 127 / - 106) / L Wohlers / G Stevens


121 - DORTMUND (121 / 119 – 116 - 118) / B Baffert / M Garcia  /  (Photo above: Benoit Photos)


118 - TAMARKUZ (0 – 114+ - 114) / K McLaughlin  /  M Smith


117 - GUN RUNNER 3yo (112 – 104 – 105 - 117) / S Asmussen / F Geroux


116 - VYJACK (111 – 110 – 116) / P D'Amato / F Prat


116 - MIDNIGHT STORM (115 – 116 – 116) P D'Amato / Mile more likely


112 - TOM'S READY (111 – 100 – 112) / D Stewart / tba


111p - TEXAS CHROME 3yo (111 – 111 – 111p) / J Caldwell / tba


110 - POINT PIPER (100 – 110 – 102) / J Hollendorfer / tba


101 - ACCELERATE 3yo (?p – 101 – 101) / J Sadler / tba

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Winner 2015: Liam's Map / Globeform 125p



GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS' CUP TURF (G1)

Santa Anita 5 Nov 2016 - 1 ½ miles Turf


Horses presented with best Globeform, name,

GF ratings last three runs (l-to-r), trainer / rider


Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 1.5lbs over this distance.


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123 - FLINTSHIRE (117+c - 123 – 113+c) / C Brown / J Castellano  /  Photo: NYRA


120 - FOUND  filly  (120 - 120 - 118)  A P O'Brien  /  R Moore


122 - ECTOT (105+ 107+ 122t) / T Pletcher / tba


121 - HIGHLAND REEL (117 – 114 – 120) / A P O'Brien / J Heffernan


116 - MONDIALISTE (112 – 114 – 114) D O'Meara / D Tudhope


116 - TWILIGHT ECLIPSE (108+c - 113 – 110) / T Albertrani / tba


115p - ULYSSES 3yo (0 – 110p – 115p)  Sir M Stoute  / 


115 - DA BIG HOSS (115 – 115 – 114) / M Maker / tba


111 - PRETTY PERFECT 3yo filly (103 – 111 – 108) / A P O'Brien / tba


113 - ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR (111 – 113T – 112) P Eurton / tba


111 - MONEY MULTIPLIER (111 – 111 – 108) / C Brown / tba


109 - METABOSS (109 – 107+ 106) P D'Amato / tba


107 - TEXAS RYANO (103 – 104 – 107) / C Gaines / tba


107 - RALIS (107 – 104 – 105) / D O'Neill / tba



Fillies and mares; 3lbs sex allowance – add three pounds

to their Globeform ratings for direct comparison with males.



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Goldikova (below), historic three-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Mile.

Photo: Stefano Grasso


GLOBEFORM RATINGS

BREEDERS' CUP MILE (G1)

Santa Anita 5 Nov 2016 - 1 mile Turf


Horses presented with best Globeform, name,

GF ratings last three runs (l-to-r), trainer / rider


Globeform ratings are expressed in pounds.

One length = 2lbs over this distance.



123 - TEPIN mare (118 – 115+ - 114) / M Casse / J Leparoux


120 - PHOTO CALL filly (101 – 106 – 120t) / T Pletcher / K Desormeaux


118 - ALICE SPRINGS 3yo filly (96 – 118 – 116) / A P O'Brien / R Moore


119 - LIMATO (120 – 117 – 119) / H Candy / H Bentley


115 - MISS TEMPLE CITY filly (115 – 110 – 115) / G Motion / tba


117p - IRONICUS (117 – 117p – 117p) / Shug McGaughey


117 - DUTCH CONNECTION (117 – 112+ – 105) / C Hills / tba


114 - SPECTRE 3yo filly (110 – 112 – 114) M Munch / tba


116 - MIDNIGHT STORM (115 – 116 – 116) / P D'Amato / tba


116 - TOURIST (114 – 116t – 116) / B Mott / tba


116 - WHAT A VIEW (116t – 111+ - 111) / K D Black / tba


115 - COUGAR MOUNTAIN (107 – 115t – 110) A P O'Brien / tba


114 - RING WEEKEND (107 – 114 – 113) / G Motion / tba


112 - KARAR (108 – 110 – 112) F-H Graffard /


Fillies and mares; 3lbs sex allowance – add three pounds

to their Globeform ratings for direct comparison with males.


Winner 2015: Tepin / Globeform 118p



Globeform ratings / codes


p = performance rated with a “plus”, improvement expected


+ = likely to progress off this run, and has shown better previously


t = “trip”, i.e. favoured by trip (normally soft lead)


c = “compromised” (normally by slow pace scenario)


? = rating with “?” attached, indicates uncertain / unreliable form