Certainly not what we were hoping for, that’s for sure. If we got the lead we needed to control the pace and, obviously, that’s not what happened.
When CJ got off him we learned that he had a tough time settling in the early stages – he just wanted to go. Ultimately that’s what buried us.
The good news is that he seemed to come out of the race well with no injuries. He’ll move to Canterbury with the Litfin barn after the Oaklawn meet concludes in a couple of weeks. We’ll get him some class relief here and perhaps shorten him up a little and get right back it at home.
In other news, we will be entering I Never Give Up tomorrow to race on Wednesday and take one last swing at Oaklawn.
This race is the perfect set-up for a class drop to a 61/2f at long odds with a big kick at the end,
have to rate him though.