Though we may have been outshook yesterday, we waded right back in today in race one with a claim for Mr. Ark.
Mr. Ark won the $6250 claiming race for Arkansas breds going away and seemed to come out of the race no worse for wear. He’s bedded down for the night and we’ll get a better idea of how he came out of the race in a day or two. His plan will be to walk the next few days, recuperating from the effort, before he heads back to the track to jog and gallop. There is a possibility that he will be back one more time at Oaklawn before the meet ends in another Arkansas bred event.
Speaking of breeding, Mr. Ark is a 5-year old gelded son of Primary Suspect out of the El Corredor mare Miss Brown Eyes. Those of you that want to closer inspect his pedigree, you can fin that here: http://www.pedigreequery.com/mr+ark2.
This was his 21st start and 5th win. He’s been in the money in half of his starts. He appears to be better suited going long though he has sprinted effectively as well. Additionally he has started and won over the grass. This gives us quite a bit of flexibility coming to Canterbury.
We certainly don’t anticipate him being a stakes winner but he appears to be a honest low level horse that should be able to be useful spotted effectively.
Here are his lifetime past performances, not including today’s race: Mr Ark Lifetime PPs.
Congratulations and good luck going forward!