As perviously mentioned, Crown the Cat is entered in Race 5 on Thursday. Approximate post time is 9:00 p.m. and she will break from Post #2. An area has been reserved in Silks for the Crown the Cat Club if you wish to sit there. Per usual, Jeff and/or Andrew will meet club members interested in going into the paddock shortly after race four outside of the paddock (about 8:40).
We are tentatively planning on holding a Crown the Cat Club meeting immediately following her race on Thursday night. Look for more details regarding this meeting tomorrow, but we’re hoping to gather group members to discuss what will happen over the next few weeks as far as finalizing bills, cleaning up the Club’s account and to see if a group of club members is interested in carrying on with Crown the Cat. Multiple people have expressed interest, so it seems like a good time to discuss the options. Again, please look for more information tomorrow.
There was a request to post past performances of Thursday’s race. Unfortunately, that isn’t possible, but here’s an overview of Thursday’s field.
#1 Revenge Tea (12-1)
Only one start this summer, finishing fifth against similar company. Both career wins come at the one mile and seventy yard distance, but has her work cut out for her in here. Will likely be a part of the pace, however.
#2 Crown the Cat (5/2)
Has run better going long than going short, but will face more pace pressure than she did in her most recent out. May be forced to rate instead of going straight to the lead. Certainly has a good shot.
#3 Cryptic Affair (8-1)
Winless since July of 2009, she consistently hits the board (13 third place finishes in 31 lifetime starts) but rarely wins.
#4 Scarlett’s Sequel (2-1)
Ran a monster race two starts back in her first lifetime attempt going long. That win at Prairie Meadows earned a Beyer Speed Figure that towers above this field, but she fell back to earth in her last start on the turf at Canterbury. She’ll likely be on or near the pace, but she’ll face more early speed than the day she crushed in Iowa.
#5 Swan’s Wing (10-1)
Comes right back after a 7th place finish on August 25. Not much early speed as of late, so likely one that will try to rally from the back of the pack. Longshot.
#6 Isle Doitforyou (6-1)
Tough summer thus far running five races in Iowa and failing to hit the board. Last win was in October of 2010 and it’s hard to see a massive improvement in here. This race should be slightly easier than the company she was keeping in Iowa, but still a tough task.
#7 War Victory (4-1)
Another Iowa interloper, this one will be involved in the race early. An all-or-nothing type, she typically fades badly if unable to get the lead. Therefore, expect this one to make a run for the lead in the first quarter mile.