If all goes well we will be racing tomorrow night in the 5th. There is a chance she scratches if the race comes off the turf. She’s tried a wet surface twice and she missed the board each time. We’ll have to wait and see what develops.
First a bit of a comment about the race selection. I know that there is a chance we lose her in the race – and for $2500 less than we bought her for – but we have to run. We had to scratch out of the last race, the $10,000 claimer, because of the tummy ache and, even though all is well now, if we wait for the next one of those, then we may have to wait another few weeks and she’s been on the bench long enough. There hasn’t been much between this and $20,000 and $20,000 may be a bit much for her, so we’ll go in here and take our chances.
Here is the field:
My Crazy Dayse (Riecken/Hernandez) – hasn’t won since Fonner but was certainly competitive at this level on the grace in her Canterbury debut.
Warrensmysterydice (Hop/Coddington) – Made her Canterbury debut last out at this level and was a little flat. Could improve second over the surface though.
Strength N Beauty (Lund/Butler) – Minnesotan is dropping in class into this one and certainly can play a major role. She’s improved with each start and will be coming late.
Spell Winder (Donlin/Delorme) – Sprinter stretching out to 7 1/2 could certainly prompt the pace and the way speed has been holding on turf, who knows how far she can carry it?
MIZ OWELL (BRINSON/VELAZQUEZ)
Dakota Peach Pie (Rickert/TBA) – Trying to win 3 in a row, which is a tough feat for any horse. First try over the turf and does not appear to be bred for it, but the sample size it small.
Make Money Honey (Diodoro/Ramgeet) – Another trying to win her 3rd straight from the always dangerous Diodoro barn. She’ll be tough anyway, but particularly so if it comes off the turf.
Sweet Tango (Bethke/Bethke) – Dropping down, she won here at $12,500 and was certainly competitive at $16,000. Should be just off the pace and will probably be the one to beat.
If your a Beyer Speed Figure aficionado, we certainly look good in here. We should be able to sit off the early leaders, probably 6 – 8 lengths back and there should be enough pace to run at late. The question in my mind is if Sweet Tango has enough late, she may be tough to get past in there lane. We will certainly have some company late as Make Money Honey will probably look to take the same route home as we will.
This is, however, a winnable race, and I am hoping for the best – as well as the race staying on the turf!
We have a spot in Silks (Canterbury Racing Club will be on the tables) and we will look to meet Paddock Group 2 over there and head over for the race. You can also meet us at the paddock gate as well.
Good luck and keep an eye on Twitter and this spot tomorrow for any scratch information!