We took a shot in the 2nd race at Oaklawn today on the favored Preacher Time. Preacher Time is a 4-year old gelding by Oratory who has now won 3 of 15 lifetime starts and hit the board 11 times at tracks like Oaklawn, Remington and even a stint at Canterbury last summer.
He is a solid, consistent type which is what we like to look for in a Club horse. Ideally we want to find a horse that is sound, is relatively consistent, maybe a horse that can compete at a bit of a higher level here than it does in Arkansas. In a perfect world that would also be a relatively young horse (3 or 4) with only a few races under his/her belt. However I’d rather sacrifice some youth for soundness and consistency.
Preacher Time really matched up well with his consistency and being a 4-year old that had only run 14 times prior to today.
However, there were 9 others who felt that Preacher Time would fit their program, so there was a shake (see yesterday’s post for an explanation of a shake) and we did not come out on top. The horse ended up going to the barn of Kim Puhl for owner Jack Boggs.
We will keep looking and keep firing away!