8-22-19

Race 5

La Negrita

8-9-19 – track bias – none.

Race Note:  Was 15-1 ML. Chad Brown had two starters in here, running 1st and 3rd. Pletcher ran 2nd.  All horses in here were FTS.

Trip Note:  Away fin. Clean.  Mild shuffle late on backstretch when passed by wider foe.  4W through turn.  Didn’t corner very well.  Longer filly.  Leggy.  Clearly not a sprinter.  “Cautiously handled” through the lane with no ask at all.  This was an “education.”

Wicked Title

7-31-19 – track bias – none.

Race Note:  Was 15-1 ML. Wesley Ward FTS cruises up to lead and wins easily after being bet from 3-1 ML to 9-5*.

Trip Note:  Away fine.  No ask early and allowed to settle near the back.  In BTW and big steady late on backstretch. No shot after that.  To rail entering far turn.  Hate it down there.  Hit with throwback and more pausing and swishing her tail.  Jock moved her to the 4-5 path through the turn.  Wide throughout turn and not a bad stretch.  More here.

Raggedy Annie

7-17-19 – track bias – my notes show as no bias but speed did well. No surprises on card though.

Race Note: Was 15-1 ML.  Winner was 2-1 for Joe Sharp that was bet very hard.  Pletcher had a FTS in here that was dead on the board and was up track.  Three horses with experience in race – they ran 1-2-4.

Trip Note:  No head on view available.  Seemed to break OK.  Ridden away from the gate pretty hard.  Average speed.  Seemed to bump a foe to her inside and both had a bit of trouble but hard to tell.  Stuck 4W through turn and was even all the way around.  Feel like this one needs more ground.

Project Whiskey

7-17-19 – track bias – my notes show as no bias but speed did well. No surprises on card though.

Race Note:  Winner was 2-1 for Joe Sharp that was bet very hard.  Pletcher had a FTS in here that was dead on the board and was up track.  Three horses with experience in race – they ran 1-2-4.

Trip Note:  Away fine.  Hard ridden for speed early. Was in a bad spot while in BTW and foes on both sides.  Pausing late backstretch.  Still not a great spot early in turn with foe in front of her and on her outside. Allowed that past and switched to outside.  Starting well at this point.  5W-ish through the second half of turn and nice level through the lane. Switched lead well and good action.  Almost snatched 2nd and nice gallop out, too.

Central Capital

7-31-19 – track bias – none.

Race Note:  Wesley Ward FTS cruises up to lead and wins easily after being bet from 3-1 ML to 9-5*.

Trip Note:  Away fine.  Mild pause early causing this one some momentum loss.  After this the trip was even. 

Race 6

Lucky Curlin

7-21-19 – track bias – none.

Race Note:  Early pace was fast and these finished even faster. Seems like a strong race.  Winner was a stalker and place finisher had a nice pocket trip and a clear shot.

Trip Note:

Enforceable

7-13-19 – track bias – none.

Race Note:   Pace was a dawdle early and then an accordion flow making it even slower.  Winner was a 2nd time starter for Maker that had a dream trip.  Place and show horses both ran very well.

Trip Note: Away average.  Rated well throughout.  Was mostly in good spots until it came time to run.  Tried to switch out for the drive but was kept in by outside foe.  Moved to the rail and ran fine while inside.  Nobody was making up any ground in lane so couldn’t expect this one to do so give the zig zag in the last ¼ of a dawdle.

5-31-19

Trip Note:  Away clean but last. Maybe 1 length slow. Asked early and making up ground while trying for an in between spot entering the far turn. Success. Asked through turn and late in turn was in a box – 1 foe on the outside and a wall of 3 in front.  Jock shoving and keeping up but not making up ground, this one moved out midstretch and really leveled off nicely.  Feel like this one was just getting warmed up.

Mo and Go

7-27-19 – track bias – none.

Race Note:  Was 12-1 ML.  Three of the 10 starters in here had experience. FTS run 1-2-3.  Maker wins while ceding lead and then going around in the stretch.  Mott 2nd.  Pletcher 3rd.  Pace seemed on slower side early and finished strongly.

Trip Note:  Hop at start and lost 1-2 lengths.  Keen while in BTW entering first turn.  Ran up on heels and steadying.  Keen some more.  Joel trying over and over to get a stronger grip on the reins.  Was really pulling – Joel is not a weak rider.  Still keen in spots all the way to the far turn.  Allowed back markers to go right by.  No ask while in last through turn and saving ground.  Token ask in lane.  This was a very “interesting” ride after the trouble.  Hmmmmm.

Crossing the Moon

7-27-19 – track bias – none.

Race Note:  Three of the 10 starters in here had experience. FTS run 1-2-3.  Maker wins while ceding lead and then going around in the stretch.  Mott 2nd.  Pletcher 3rd.  Pace seemed on slower side early and finished strongly.

Trip Note:  Away fine.  Was in OK spot entering the turn and then bumped a bit – causing a wide path through the first turn.  Was about 4-5W throughout turn.  Maintained wider path down backstretch and hard ask entering the far turn.  Around a foe and then back to rail for the 2nd half of the turn.  Decent drive while being asked for everything.  Was OK.

Ghost of the Mambo

8-19-19 – track bias – none.

Race Note:  Was 12-1 ML.  All horses were FTS.  Asmussen trainee wins while getting bet right into a Chad Brown 3-2*.  Early pace and finish were both fast.

Trip Note:  Slight leap from gate and off slowly.  Hard to say how much lost b.c no real speed – 4-5 lengths?  Immediately swerved left and in behind field.  Took throwback with no issues.  Clean gate while behind and eating dirt.  Nothing to note from here in. 

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