We did not get in for this last weekend. We entered but did not make it into the race or even the also eligible list.
This has to do with the preference system. You receive a preference date based upon the last date that you ran. So if you ran on the 34th day of the meet your number becomes “R34”.
When races are oversubscribed (more entries than positions), horse with the lowest number receive preference. When we scratched because the race came off the turf last week on the 64th day of the meet we were assigned the day of the scratch as our new date or R64.
R56 was needed to make the body of the race and the last Also-Eligible was also an R64 so we must have lost a shake for spot 16.
The bottom line is we did not get in and now we have to wait for Hawthorne. Boomer will continue to work and try and stay sharp until Hawthorne opens on October 7.