CITRON KID takes the stage on Friday in a $10,000 claiming race over the turf. Right now the forecast calls for a 50% chance of showers and my guess is that if the turf course is imperiled at all by the weather the race will come off the turf given the Mystic Lake Derby on Saturday.
As of this moment, Clay and I are unsure if he will run on the dirt or not. He has never run on an off main track and the only time he has run on the dirt (January, 2014) he lost by 20 in a $20,000 maiden claimer at Santa Anita. His Tomlinson number (a number derived from pedigree and historical family performance on an off track) is a very high 391 but we’ve all seen horses with high wet track (or turf) numbers not be able to run a lick on them even though they are “supposed” to. There are a few things to think about and the weather to watch. I’ll let you know as soon as a decision is made so you’ll know.
TENS WILD came back from the race just fine and is doing well. Here are a few photos from the day: