MARYJEAN and young Mr. Esquivel ran a beautiful race tonight at Hawthorne, taking the 8th race by 4 1/2 lengths (winner’s purse share: $4920). MJ was well positioned throughout and Esquivel sat patiently on the rail. When there was an opening, he sent her on through and she did the rest impressively as the narrow 2nd choice (Slick Philly was 1.40 to 1 while our gal was 1.50 to 1).
When Slick Philly could not get out to an uncontested lead and I saw her sitting in 4th I was feeling pretty good about things and once she struck the front, there was no looking back.
We’ll see how she comes back but look for her to return at $5,000 again as the year starts to wind down. Same for TERICE. She came out of her race well and we’ll be looking at making her an enticing claim over the next couple of starts.
Nice job by Clay, Juan and all the folks in the barn.
For those of you that want a winners’ circle photo, here is the information:
Four Footed Fotos
Just click on “Hawthorne Winners’ Circle” on the left, choose October 31, 8th race. The cost is $25 per photo plus postage. This is a different photo company than at Canterbury so we have no discounts there.