8-23-19

Race 1

Jen’s Battle

7-24-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Winner was FTS for Donk (who was 1-32 coming into this race).

Trip Note:  Pace seemed a touch on the slower side with 6 runners within 4 lengths of the lead early.  Was mildly contested throughout while at inside.  Spurted away when asked late in turn.  Tired late and backed into winner.  Might be better going shorter.

6-23-19

Race Note:  Was entered for 100K Stillwater Stakes going 6F on dirt on 7-18 but opted for the maiden try going long on grass instead.  Was 4-1ML in her only try (the only significant underlay in the race).  Believe the winner is a good one for state breds.

Trip Note:  Away fine. Clean. Was about 1 ½ to 2 lengths from lead and got dropped on from outside foe. Forced to steady.  Cost her a ton of momentum.  Was nibbled along in the turn and asked pretty good late in the turn while 3W-ish into the lane.  Hard ask in the stretch now with left handed sticks.  Trying to get this one to switch leads – which she did.  Jock made sure she ran 3rd despite slightly lugging inward in the lane. 

American Song

7-17-19 – Track bias = none, although speed did perform well this day – there were just no surprises & better horses were forward.

Race Note:  Was 10-1 ML.  Winner was 1-1* for Casse that went wire to wire while clear and uncontested throughout.

Trip Note:  Away well.  Clean.  Had a tight pocket while tracking a lonely leader.  Was the rail horse on a 3 across stack.  Gradually lost ground from late turn home.  Switched leads well and not bothered by any throwback.  Don’t see any improvement on the horizon.

6-12-19

Race Note:  Jeremiah had two in here.  This one and another that finished second. Pletcher wins at 3-5*.

Trip Note:  Away best. Hard ridden for speed. Slightly outrun early in turn by outside movers – Pletcher and his stablemate.  At rail through turn and running OK. Nudging. Now an all out shove late in turn and whipping. Eased to 3 path at top of the stretch. Switched leads fine. Driven hard to hold 3rd spot as top two had run away from her but unable. Eh.

5-9-19

Race Note:  Was 5-2 ML. Received good enough action as Pletcher had a 2-5* entry.  Pletcher entry runs 1-2.

Trip Note:  Away OK. Clean. Hard ridden early.  Was a pretty good pinball entering the far turn but because she was perfectly in between it didn’t destroy her.  Nudged through turn and at rail now. Pretty hard asking late in turn and switched out to 4 path to go around.  Even lane and a touch green.

Single Verse

7-17-19 – Track bias = none, although speed did perform well this day – there were just no surprises & better horses were forward.

Race Note:  Was 6-1 ML. Winner was 1-1* for Casse that went wire to wire while clear and uncontested throughout.

Trip Note:  Away well.  Clean.  Was the between runner in a 3 across stack that chased wire to wire winner.  Earned clear stalk by the midway point of the far turn.  Tested leader late in turn but leader spurted away.  This was a good debut considering in BTW spot and shot at eventual winner.

Lil Morning Star

7-24-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Winner was FTS for Donk (who was 1-32 coming into this race).

Trip Note:  Was away fine.  Outside of Jen’s Battle and nudged along early.  Gradually lost ground to that one early.  Tiny lil thing.  Faded throughout.

6-20-19

Race Note:  Was 20-1 ML but not bet in consideration of scratches & field size.  Back to open company.

Trip Note:  Away OK. Asked for speeds early. Relaxed well enough early and to rail. Intermittent nibbling in turn while saving ground. No apparent trouble with track.  All out ask at top of stretch, switching leads perfectly.  A no excuse last place finish.

Race 4

Lord Camden

8-9-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Was 5-1 ML.  Decent action as winner was Clemente second timer that was bet hard from 4-1 ML to 9-5*.

Trip Note:  Away below average.  Soon after the start this one was in between and forced to pause a little – cost him a couple of lengths on loss of momentum.  3W through turn and beginning to move while asked.  Hard ask late turn and gaining well.  In the stretch this one moved to the 2 path from about the 5-6 path – then back our again nearing the 1/16 pole.  Good stretch while zig-zagging past a couple of tiring foes.  Good debut.

Tapizearance

7-18-19 – Track bias = none.

Race Note:  Was 8-1 ML.  Winner of this race was a MTO entrant for Clemente that circled from the parking lot to win.  Pace was slow and winner aside, 1-2-3 early finished 2-3-4 exactly.

Trip Note:  This one is interesting.  Was totally eliminated at the start – this is the obvious part.  From the head one this one’s action is very, very good early.  Good enough run through the turn…but the stretch drive is what makes me think there is more here.  The jock threatened this one with the stick and “fake whipped” him two times after he gave up.  It was weird.  I don’t know why he did this – I’ve never seen it before.  This was either a, “Look at me I’m trying” move, or there was something else going on like, “I’m gonna smack ya – keep running….”  But then the jock felt bad and didn’t want to hit him because he was already well beaten.  Curious to see how he runs.

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