After looming into contention heading into the lane, TERICE ran into all kinds of traffic issues and never made a move. Thornton tried to move through a hole at the top of the stretch but it closed quickly and he angled outside where he was promptly blocked again. After that, TERICE just quit running and followed the pack in for 7th place.
We’ll evaluate how she came back in a couple of days and we’ll go from there. Don’t be surprised to see us drop her way down on the dirt to try an induce a claim. This is where we differ a little bit from a conventional partnership where we can keep the horses year over year, but a win and a claim at a lower level wouldn’t be awful and we’d get out with something.
In the “hits just keep on coming” department, MARYJEAN did not get in for Thursday. Clay and I have not connected yet so I’m not sure why, could be we lost our preference by going to Ohio, but we’ll get her in as soon as possible – even if it ends up being at $4000.