MUNDY once again spurted out to a lead only to fade badly in the stretch. As each race has progressed this season, she has been more aggressive in wanting the lead and less apt to hold onto it.
For those of you that noticed, we did have a late jockey change and Juan Rivera was injured in a previous race and was unable to ride MUNDY. Given the full field we were fortunate to get Rusty Shaw aboard and, while he did what he could, MUNDY could not relax on the front end at all.
She was claimed out of the race by her former trainer, Mike Chambers and most likely will be heading back to AZ with her. My guess is, after racing 10 times in a little over 8 months, she will get 60 – 90 days off before returning to the races, which she probably needs. Given our status as a single year racing club, I think that we are better off with the claim since laying her off would have effectively meant that she was done for the year.
Best of luck to her and her new/old connections and we look forward to ASK EDDY on Friday night.
Some of you have asked if we will claim another horse and the short answer is: I don’t know. I’ll give the finances a once over this week and maybe see what EDDY does on Friday night. Perhaps we claim a consistent $7500 sort that we can run right back and see if we can get a win or two before the end of the season.