TENS WILD went over to the track this morning and worked four furlongs in :48.4 seconds, the 3rd fastest work of the day at that distance. In case you were wondering, if he had the fastest work of the day at that distance, there would be a black dot – or a “bullet” next to the workout at the bottom of his past performances, hence the term “bullet workout”.
We’re looking to get a race in at Arlington before Hawthorne opens on October 2. He’s ready to roll and we were ready to go, willing to push him up to $20,000 if necessary, to get him one more in before Canterbury closed. However that race didn’t go and, rather than risk getting him claimed (right now) at less than he is worth or running him way over his head ($35,000 optional claiming) we’re going to shoot for Chicago.
As an Illinois bred, TENS is eligible for bonus money much in the same way Minnesota breds are at Canterbury Park.
For example, in the first Hawthorne condition book a $16,000 claiming race at a mile and 16th over the turf carries a purse of only $12,500. However, because TENS is an Illinois bred, he is competing for an additional $4,320 dollar, making it much closer to Canterbury’s $20,000 level.
The barn will be shipping out on Tuesday, September 15.
Enjoy closing weekend – we’ll see you out there!