MARYJEAN takes on 7 $5,000 claiming fillies and mares today going 5 1/2 furlongs over the dirt course at Thistledown. The race is the 6th.
Here is a rundown of the speed laden race:
Pass Me A Drink (Hunt/KGonzalez) – Good early speed. Won last in dominating fashion but seems like last came from nowhere so there is the potential that she could regress off of that effort.
Sneaky Sweet (Capelini/LGonzalez) – Another who likes it on the front, a very consistent filly who is pushing up in class after the last win off the claim at $4,000.
Friendly Wildcat (Morales/Rosario) – Two since the break/claim has been real clunkers but prior to that…love the front.
Emma’s Image (Radosevich/Skerritt) – Everyone seems to wants the lead, including this gal. She comes from one of the leading barns and has one of the top local jocks on her.
Devaney (Faulkner/Urieta-Moran) – Yet another who does her best running on the engine, she seems to be having some trouble getting her old form back since the break.
Dancewhileitstorms (Dominguez/Smock) – Horse throws in an occasionally good race from time to time, she likes to settle just off the pace and there will be pace in here, no question.
Cashed Out (Morales/DeLaCruz) – One guess where this one likes to go…to the lead…
Well there certainly is going to be pace to run at in here, no doubt about it. I have one real concern: if there is enough real estate for her to make up the ground she’ll need to. She’s won at 5 1/2 before and there is plenty of speed in the race. As long as the fractions can be solid, we should get the pace we want as long as our jockey, Noel Vigil, listens to Juan (he made the trip with Clay’s trio in today) and his instructions.
Race time is about 2:25 Central. Good luck!!
I see we are the 6-5 favorite with 7 min to post… she is looking good from what I can see on my phone…
Solid second just too short of race…
All that speed and nobody went with the winner. Disappointing.
She always runs a good race, however. She’s a good mare.
Ted, so are both of the horses at Thistledown in Ohio or Hawthorne in Illinois??
Both. MARYJEAN is in Ohio and TERICE is in Illinois, though MJ may not stay, she may ship back to Hawthorne.
Looks like Terice is entered on Saturday at Hawthorne, Race 1.
Flat mile over the turf ($8000 CL) with Tim Thornton up. Some familiar faces and we’re the ML favorite at 7/2 from the 10 post.
Another tough post position?
Not ideal for sure. It matters less the longer we go, but I mile is still pretty dicey.
With all the rain in Chicago, and all the races off the turf today at Hawthorne, will she run if the race comes off the turf?
Though she’s better on the turf, she can run on dirt and we’re 90% to go regardless of surface.