Saturday, January 31, 2009

Holy Bull!

Saratoga sinner goes on to win it! I was even more surprised about this win then Capt. Candyman can's race yesterday. This Harlan's Holiday colt was able to run down Bear's Rocket in the stretch and, win by a head. West side Bernie was third and, my favorite Beethoven struggled with the extreme outside post to the tight first turn and, finished fourth. Saratoga sinner's next race could be the Florida Derby also run at Gulfstream Park. Saratoga sinner is out of the mare Naughty Linda(Slew City Slew).Julien Leparoux was aboard and the race was run in 1:38.1/5, over 1 1/8 miles on a fast main track. Very game win.
In other news....Albertus Maximus won the Donn Handicap over Finallymadeit with a half length victory. The Donn was the third start on dirt for him. They finished in 1:50.96 on a fast dirt track. My favorite, Einstein, finished third.

Nicanor grabbed his quarter(which is a minor injury in which the back hoof is stepped on or clipped by the front hoof), and finished tenth in a field of 12 horses in his debut. What did I tell you? Full siblings are never as great as their counterparts. Though getting injuried and being rank in the early stages does give him an excuse for the loss, which I understand. Edgar Prado went on to say this after the race,"[Nicanor's] better than that. I've worked him in the mornings and he showed me a lot,” Prado said. “He broke really fast and unfortunately grabbed his left quarter. We'll just have to see how long it takes to heal, but I know he's better than that." It is unclear when he will be racing again. They will be waiting to see how severe the injury is then, deciding on his next race. Warrior's Reward won, with Allrightsreserved finishing second.

Old Fashioned meanwhile is on again for the Southwest at Oaklawn. Larry Jones will definitely be shipping the gray Unbridled's song colt to Hot springs, Arkansas. Jones plans on working him two more times before the race. Flat out will also be working in the next couple days in preparation for the Southwest.

Well enjoy your night guys!

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