Jeff discusses Tahitian Queen and her race Thursday, The Claiming Crown, and what is next for TQ.
Here is a short video of the paddock and race Thursday.
As mentioned earlier, Jose said she was a little green, which is another way of saying she was not totally focused. “She is the kind of horse that likes to look at everything, especially in the morning,” Tammy said. “There were a couple of holes she could have gone through and didn’t. That may just be a young horse. I wasn’t disappointed in her at all. She was still running at the end. There were some good horses in the race, especially the winner.”
We can begin the discussion of what to do next. Provided she recovers quickly from this effort it would not be unrealistic to see her in two weeks. If you have specific questions for Tammy regrading the race, post a comment and we will get answers tomorrow.
Not at all a bad effort by TQ tonight. She ran well at a higher level on a new surface.
Jockey Jose Ferrer said that she was a bit green and that with the experience she should run better next time.
I know there will be some disappointment but your filly ran her best tonight.
If you have thoughts or questions, please post a comment so we can start a discussion.
Thursday’s race will be a good test for Tahitian Queen. You will get a chance to see if she takes to the turf. She has a running style that fits this course, an off the pace attack approach. But her breeding is not overly strong for turf. Her sire, Western Playboy, is a 4% turf debut sire. The dam sire, Meadowlake, is 5%.
I looked at the BRIS past performances. Their Prime Power number, which combines several factors to determine the top contenders, has TQ ranked on top. Great, but the unknown is the new surface combined with the added distance.
The morning line is 10 – 1.
There are powerhouse trainers in here this time. Mac Robertson has a pair entered. David Van Winkle has a class dropper. And Tammy also has another horse entered that will be trying the turf for the first time. That filly appears to be working very well.
When your trainer has 32 horses, eventually she will have to have more than one horse in a race to keep everyone happy. There are not many chances to run on the turf in a conditioned claimer.
While the race is tough, she fits here and should do well for you if she likes turf. Mac’s horse Prophesy figures to be the favorite and Martin Lozano has a runner that is in good form.
We will talk with Tammy Wednesday and post some video
Tahitian Queen will be running Thursday in Race 4, post time at 8:24 P.M.
Race 4 is a seven and one half furlongs on the turf for $15,000 claimers. The race is for fillies and mares three years old and upward which have never won three races. Jose Ferrer will ride.
The race has attracted a field of eleven with Tahitian Queen drawing post #5.
You can find the overnight here:
Horses will be in the paddock around 8:00 P.M.
Tammy Domenosky discusses Tahitian Queen and her daily activities, “Daily stuff is just maintenance, to keep a horse moving. You don’t want to ever over-work her, and you want to keep her happy,” she says.