8-21-19

Race 5

Jewel of Arabia

7-18-19  – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Was 8-1 ML and only one that was bet into the 1-5*; huge action considering a FTS, drew the rail and vs stakes company.

Trip Note:  Away OK.  Pace was normal for these.  On huge hold for the first 3/8 of a mile while at rail.  Definitely more speed here if wanted.  Green late backstretch.  Remained on hold until the top of the stretch.  Switched leads like a pro and flew home.   Good gallop out in front.  A ton to like here and should be tough favorite.

Beyond Brown

7-24-19 – track bias = none.

Race Note:  Winner was from the Donk barn who was 1 for his last 32 with FTS.

Trip Note:  Away fine.  Had a clear stalk and a good spot throughout while outside.  Pace was on the faster side.  Other speed got away from this one and was even down the lane.  The margin of defeat would have been more but the early leader backed up the last 1/16.

Misc. Note:  Workout reports really liking the work on 8-14, so maybe this one is deserving a pass.

6-22-19

Race Note:  Was 10-1 ML.  Winner of this race came back to get beat a nose in the Stillwater Stakes as a 1-5* favorite. Place horse hasn’t run back. 3rd place finisher was 1-1* and won by 6 lengths in second start against same class.  Looks like very live heat.

Trip Note:  Away about ½ to 1 length slow.  No real ask early in the turn but running well. Moved around 2 foes while 3-4W in the turn. Easing back to the rail late in the turn.  Changed leads extremely early (midway in the far turn) and now an all out ask at the top of the stretch.  Running well late, almost caught the third place finisher and remarkably galloped out past the winner.  Wow.  Really like this one with added ground.

Courageous Girl

7-31-19

Race Note:  Was 12-1 ML.  Winner was the only horse in here that was bet.  Winner 5-2 ML and goes off at 3-5, winning in a jog.  Pay attention to any betting out of this race as it seemed most in here were being educated and not cranked.

Trip Note:  Was away best from outside post.  Good speed and a nice stalking spot of the favorite who had cleared from the rail.  Field was pretty strung out and pace seemed faster than normal.  Asked to pick up the leader late in far turn but not able.  Bounced around pretty good in the stretch from a couple of closers that were going by here but she stuck in there well enough after the trouble, which was a non-factor in the outcome.  Gradually tired through lane.

Race 6

Smite

8-1-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Race restricted to horses that sold for $45,000 or less at their most recent sale.  Was 9-2 ML.  Shipper from LRL runs past a Wesley Ward FTS late.

Trip Note:  Away well. Clean.  Decent enough speed early until outside foe crossed in front of this one.  A touch intimidated and mild shuffle.  Stuck 3W entering the turn and 4W throughout turn.  Was gaining a bit through the lane when deep closer passed this one.  Intimidated again and now in between in late stages.  Good gallop out.  This one was clearly learning.

Montana Man

8-14-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Race restricted to horses that sold for $45,000 or less at their most recent sale.  Was 6-1 ML.

Trip Note:  Was off 1.5 lengths slow.  Nudged to catch up early.  Success.  Went from 7 back to within 3.5 lengths by the early point of the far turn.  Big spend on the gas tanked to get back into the race caused a flat tire by late in the far turn.  Was tired in the lane – never switching leads and a token ride in the stretch.  Excused given the start and recovery.

Justintimeforwine

8-1-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Race restricted to horses that sold for $45,000 or less at their most recent sale. 

Trip Note:  Away well.  Good speed to earn a clear stalking position of early leader.  Was gaining late in turn and looked to have a say and then leader rebroke and left this one in her wake.  Taken ride the last 1/8 of a mile and not persevered with. 

7-18-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Race restricted to horses that sold for $45,000 or less at their most recent sale.  Was 5-1 ML and bet to 8-5*  Big action for a barn that doesn’t win very often with first timers. Track bias: None.  McPeek runs 1-2 with two first time starters.  Pace was slow and field was very compact entering the far turn.

Trip Note:  Away fine. Clean.  Earned clear stalk by the far turn.  Asked to pick up the leader late in the turn and had no answers.  The leader pulled away from this one and passed by surrounding horses also.  Will need big move up, and not a fan that this one loses one of his favorite riders for a horse that ships in…

6-23-19

Race Note:  Was 10-1 ML. FTS for Clemente goes wire to wire while 4-5* for Jeremiah Englehart is up the track.  Show finisher was impressive and shouldn’t be a maiden for long.

Trip Note:  Away a hair slow – maybe ½ length. Mild shuffle back to last but also didn’t have any speed.  On hold at the back of the pack and at rail. 4-5 lengths from nearest foe. No real ask until late in the turn. Was easing out for a slingshot into the stretch and eased to about the 6 path but no quicken. Rider reversed course and took this one in behind for the stretch drive which was flat. Eh.

Ninth of April

8-1-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Race restricted to horses that sold for $45,000 or less at their most recent sale. 

Trip Note:  Away fine. Clean.  Was showing good enough speed but a touch keen and tight quarters early.  Mild steady.  Still keen and in tight as the turn was coming – now a hard steady and lost a lot of ground.  There was a trouble line but it was self caused.  This one will need to learn a lot if he’s going to be a factor.  Maybe blinkers off will help.

7-18-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Race restricted to horses that sold for $45,000 or less at their most recent sale.  Was 10-1 ML.  McPeek runs 1-2 with two first time starters.  Pace was slow and field was very compact entering the far turn.

Trip Note:  Away fine.  No speed early.  Made contact with the rest of the field going into the far turn. Seemed to be going well enough. Eased around two inside foes for 3-4W trip through the turn.  When it came time to run the entire field left this one behind.  Green stretch.

Flute Maker

6-3-19 – Slight front running bias.

Race Note: Was 5-1 ML.  Pretty good action from a barn that almost never wins with FTS.  Winner was FTS for Dale Romans that came back to run 3rd in the Ellis Park Juvenile.

Trip Note:  Paused from gate and missed start by 4+ lengths.  Not urged to catch up.  Showed good enough run down backstretch and through the turn.  Eased off of rail late in turn and to the 6 path through the lane.  Good education for one that will likely get better with racing.

Saint Marco

8-1-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Race restricted to horses that sold for $45,000 or less at their most recent sale. 

Trip Note:  Was off 1 length slow and then a touch more from momentum loss.  Allowed to settle early and no ask for a bit.  Some urging early in the turn while 3W and hard urged by midway in turn.  Was easing wider to go around a foe while 4-5W and the one that this one was passing also moved outward, causing this one to head into the 7-8+ path late in turn and into stretch.  Switched leads well.  Hit right handed and green. Slight lug in.  Jock switched sticks and better response, maintaining a straighter course.  Decent run through the lane – but there was some trouble here right from the get-go.

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