8-16-19

Race 1  (CAREFUL HERE – I DON’T PUT A LOT OF WEIGHT INTO NOTES WHEN CLEARLY EVERY RUNNER IN HERE WAS POINTED TOWARDS A TURF RACE….that being said….here you go!)

Barleewon

7-18-19 – track bias = none.

Race Note:  Was 5-2 ML & dead on board.  6-5* for Clemente (who is hot right now) circles from the parking lot & wins easy.  Aside from the winner, 1-2-3 early all stuck around and finished exactly 2-3-4.

Trip Note:  This was a pretty bad trip and totally excused.  Off a touch slow and immediately lost his lane.  About 2 lengths lost considering momentum.  Nudged along through backstretch.  Was running OK and easing wider through the late turn when an inside runner bumped this wide at the top of the stretch, causing him to go 3 paths wider than needed.  Was a bit green down the lane & trying to lugin in spots.  Rider gave up last 100 yards.  Good education and will follow.

Turbo Drive

7-18-19 – track bias = none.

Race Note:  7-2 ML and dead on board.  Track bias – none.  MTO entrant & 6-5* for Clemente gets a nice view of the parking lot and wins easy.  Aside from the winner, 1-2-3 early finished exactly 2-3-4.  This one was one of only 2 in the race with experience.

Trip Note:  Stumbled terribly at start. To her knees.  Amazing recovery to show very good speed.  Was making a run for the lead when an outside foe dropped on her. Pause.  Now moving to go around.  An outside mover put this one in a bit of a tough spot while finding her way to stalk the leader. Decided to stay in.  Was moving well enough in the turn and looked to have a say.  Switched leads well and in tight spot for the first half of the stretch. Tried hard. 

6-21-19

Race Note:  ML meaningless as this race came off turf.  Winner was 1-1* from Mark Casse barn.

Trip Note:  Away best and clean. Hard ridden for speed.  Outrun for lead but a joint second at the rail in turn.  Saving ground.  Ridden to earn a clear second. Success but winner getting away. Was tired in the lane and token ride from the 1/8 pole.

5-31-19

Race Note:  Was 5-1 ML. Bet well.  Pletcher horse bet hard to 6-5* and runs third.

Trip Note:  Away a touch slow. Maybe 1 length. Took off for lead. Stuck 3 wide through the turn and contesting lead. Hard ask late in turn to put away other speed. Perfect tripper that was behind this 3 prong duel eased around these 3 and won easy but this one ran very well after a touch slow early, being stuck 3 wide and being the best of the speed.

Kobe

7-26-19 – track bias = dominant outside.

Race Note:  Was 6-1 ML.  Pace was honest.  FTS for Mott beats 1-1* for Pletcher.  To date, nobody out of this race has run back.

Trip Note:  A touch antsy in gate pre-race.  Typical of 2YO second time starters.  Away find.  Allowed to settle early.  From rail into a box down backstretch. Foes all around & eventual winner lapped to his outside.  Ran an even race throughout – like a router – and built like a router also.  The only ones to outrun him were the outside runners.  Expecting improvement.

7-14-19

Race Note:  Was 15-1 ML.  No track bias this day.  Stalkers ran 1-2 and deeper closer 3rd. Winner was 5-2 for Servis.  Favorite was a Mott FTS that was absolutely murdered at the windows and nowhere at finish.  Only one horse had run in here and the rest were FTS.

Trip Note:  Away OK but outquicked early. Reserved at back.  Started running by midway in far turn. Was looking to ease out but couldn’t and ran well enough in stretch while taking some good throwback. Good education for a barn that tends to get better with their young ones with racing.

Mo Ready

7-26-19 – track bias = dominant outside.

Race Note:  Was 7-2 ML and bet hard.  Pace was honest.  FTS for Mott beats 1-1* for Pletcher.  To date, nobody out of this race has run back.

Trip Note:  Stumbled from the gate and last away. Not a good start. Big recovery and up to contest lead from the widest of the 3 speeds.  Other speed was in quicksand. First one stopping at far turn – the other all in by midway of the turn on and “E” at the top of the stretch.  Assumed lead but couldn’t hold off the perfect tripping stalker.  Good enough on the gallop out.

Cold Hard Cash

7-26-19 – track bias = dominant outside.

Race Note:  Was 8-1 ML.  Pace was honest.  FTS for Mott beats 1-1* for Pletcher.  To date, nobody out of this race has run back.

Trip Note:  Was off just a touch slow.  Maybe1 length.  Widest runner down backstretch for the first half and then jock moved in behind.  Seemed to be taking the mud in his face OK.  Shaved a little entering the far turn and then back around by the midway point of the turn.  Was going well enough on no real ask.  Eased 3-4W late in turn and into drive.  Held head towards the stands side throughout the drive.  Had had enough of the mud and refused to switch leads. 

Driftwood

7-26-19 – track bias = dominant outside.

Race Note:  Was 10-1 ML.  Pace was honest.  FTS for Mott beats 1-1* for Pletcher.  To date, nobody out of this race has run back.

Trip Note:  Away a touch slow.  About 1 length.  Immediately threw his head in the air and started climbing.  Hated mud and lost ground every jump until far enough back that he wasn’t being hit any more.  Ran well enough from this point home and wasn’t persevered with in the lane.  This trainer rarely hits with a FTS anyway.  Another that’ll likely be happy to find the lawn and gets a Lasix boost.  Interesting.

Managing Risk

4-19-19 – track bias = ?

Misc. Note:  Was entered on 7-26, a 1 1/16 turf affair that was taken off turf.  SCR b.c off turf. 

Race Note:  Was coupled with another Repole runner, 8-5 ML & bet like a no try vs the 2-5* who won easy.

Trip Note:  Slight pause from gate. Immediately hit hard with throwback and despised it, holding his head pretty high until the field got away from him.  This one gets a pass.  Watched on the head on and had “very straight action.”  This race was a clear education.  Will move up, just don’t know how much.

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