Every race day state vets inspect each horse that is entered to run that day. They inspect the horses legs trying to detect any trouble and also have the handler jog the horse up and down the shedrow to see if the horse is ‘off’ anywhere. King of Rhythm passed the vet exam this morning.
Looks like a wet track may be in the cards for this evening. It rained steadily this morning but is clearing up now at 10AM. Additional showers are in the forecast.
This won’t be an easy race but it could set up for KoR. The horse on the rail, Daryamar, has won two in a row and actually has won twice here, yet is still allowed to run in a ‘non winners of a race in 2010’ condition because wins for $4,000 or less are excluded. Seems odd but its true.
Ideally a race that excludes wins at $3,500 or less or takes into account all wins at Canterbury is what we need. The race condition from which we claimed KoR for example is what we really want. However, inexpicably, that condition is not in final condition book.
So we pretty much need to win tonight or hope to get an extra race written in a couple weeks.
But we can worry about that later….. let’s hope for a big run tonite.