Clay claimed another horse for the group today out of the eighth race. #9 High Spirit was claimed out of the 7 and 1/2 furlong turf race for $7,500. Clay said that he likes the horse’s ability to run on both surfaces and believes that he’ll be able to find a good spot for him.
This time, we actually won a 3-way shake!
High Spirit went favored but wasn’t able to come with his typical late kick as the field let Bravo Prado get away to a pretty easy lead and go gate-to-wire. He ended up finishing mid-pack not being able to mount a serious charge down the stretch.
We’ll update the group on the horse after we have a chance to talk to Clay.
That’s exciting! Checking his past performances, it looks like he likes a bit of distance. Most of his wins seem to be at a mile or more. Can’t wait to “meet” him!
We were at the races last night and caught Paul Allen’s announcement of the claim by Clay Brinson for the Canterbury Racing Club. Hoped for a better finish by High Spirit in his race(had him in my ticket too). Look forward to seeing High Spirit in some long……races on the dirt as that seems to be where he has won most of his races. Both at the Tampa Bay meet earlier this year were more than a mile distances. He seems to need all the distance he can get with his late running style. Maybe the upcoming 2 1/8 mile race would fit him???? (but probably not)
The marathon race is tough because it takes so much out of a horse. Many times a horse will need a month or more to recover from that race. Interesting idea though…
Is Clay still targeting Lovely Tak for next Thursdays claiming series?
Does Clay like to use the horse pool, if so is that something that can help with fitness for Great Bam rehab?
Yes, Lovely Tak is still on track. Do not know about Clay’s use of the pool. Will discuss it with him soon.