Well, Clay contacted Jeff and I this morning and said he was interested in claiming Smokin Silver out of today’s fourth race at Hawthorne. After taking a look at the horse, Clay decided to place a claim on him. Unfortunately, two claims were made for Smokin Silver and this time, we lost the shake.
Smokin Silver went off as the prohibitive favorite at 2-5 and held on for a narrow victory. He looked like a horse that would be very competitive here going five and one-half or six furlongs. It just wasn’t meant to be.
Therefore, we’re 1 for 2 in the claiming game. We’ll continue to work with Clay to try to find another horse. Horse racing is a game of ups and downs. It didn’t work out today but we’ll keep trying to find another horse before the start of the season.