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 Post subject: Shades of Zenyatta
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:34 am 
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Ziconic, a 3YO 1/2 brother to Zenyatta by Tapit, brought back memories of Zenyatta's exciting come from behind style. Though he fell short, finishing 3rd, he ran his last 3/8ths in a fast 36 3/5 seconds and galloped out clear of the others past the wire. Watch the video below, he's number 5 in the familiar Moss colors. TJ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRtFzuUg0xo


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:50 am 
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It was hard to gauge how good his effort was since half the field were running backward at the end. That last 3/8th was quick, but he didn't do much running before that. It sounds like they will stretch him out next time. He seemed very green, so this was a good learning experience for him.
He is certainly not his mother. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
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By the way, Ziconic is a son of Zenyatta, not a half brother to her. his sire is Tapit, indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
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Georgerz wrote:
By the way, Ziconic is a son of Zenyatta, not a half brother to her. his sire is Tapit, indeed.

Hi George,
Thanks for the correction, a son of Zenyatta he is....guess I had Cosmic One in my mind. Anyway, he does have her running style and I think he might be a decent sized chip off the old block:>) He showed a nice long stride the last 1/8th, when Stevens asked him to get serious. TJ


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
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in my uneducated opinion, I think that Ziconic had a very good start to his career. He just needs more ground to run. And he is a beautiful colt, has the pretty looks from his sire, as his mother looked to me rather coarse.


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
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The field was weak, yes it was just a maiden - but according to people who watch him work out he is of limited ability so maybe a maiden and an allowance is the best he can look forward to.

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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
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Looking at his running style, I'm surprised he isn't trying the lawn.

He obviously has a better brain than his half-brother.


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:52 am 
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kimberley mine wrote:
Looking at his running style, I'm surprised he isn't trying the lawn.

He obviously has a better brain than his half-brother.


With what the Danehill line has done with Street Cry Mares and Zenyatta's liking for poly tracks I am surprised they haven't tried for a grass horse breeding wise...

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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
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Not just Street Cry, but Zenyatta is a half-sister to a grade 1 winning polytrack mare, their dam is by major turf sire Kris S, and her dam produced a pair of graded stakes horses on turf in Europe.

If Danzig isn't an option (and I loved the War Front pairing), Kitten's Joy does really, really well with a return of Roberto.


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
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Every picture tells a story. Nice article following Ziconic into and out of his first race, by photographer and blogger Cynthia Holt. He is a handsome son of a gun. TJ

http://www.americasbestracing.net/en/th ... ic-debuts/


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
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What was the distance of that race?


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:41 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:22 pm 
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Thanks for those wonderful photos TJ, he is a lovely specimen and looks like a race or two more will bring him up to scratch. I wonder if a trip to Woodbine and the polytrack / tapeta that is now in place might be on the cards if he doesn't win bog on the dirt.? I know from personal experience that it is like night and day to some horses.


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
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wilf wrote:
Thanks for those wonderful photos TJ, he is a lovely specimen and looks like a race or two more will bring him up to scratch. I wonder if a trip to Woodbine and the polytrack / tapeta that is now in place might be on the cards if he doesn't win bog on the dirt.? I know from personal experience that it is like night and day to some horses.

Hi Wilf,
Nice to see you and glad you enjoyed the picture show:>) I hope you, Tevez and the new yearling are doing well.
Getting back to Ziconic, knowing Shirreffs style, I doubt he'll leave California with that horse, unless they ban racing there:>) He does have a string in NY now, but seems like he sent a lot back to California. He won his first stake in 2 years in that state with one of the NY returnee's (Keri Belle)....maybe he will be ending that NY experiment? All the best to you Wilf, TJ


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 Post subject: Re: Shades of Zenyatta
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:35 am 
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Speaking of Zenyatta shades, Cozmic One posted a 47:20 workout at Santa Anita on 3/1/2016, 2nd fastest of 23.

Seems a little better than his usual.


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