For the first time in Club history we will have both horses racing on the same card! On Friday night Laura Ray will go in the 4th race while Ender will go in the 9th.
Laura Ray’s race is a $7500 claiming race going about a mile over the turf. Nik Goodwin is on board and we’ll be breaking from post six. Hopefully we’ll get a pace to run at and Nevada is going to change up her equipment a little to see if she can be less keen early. We’d really like her to feature that closing kick we know she has and try and pick up the Club’s second win.
Ender’s race is the 9th. The race is a $16,000 claiming race that haven’t won 4 race lifetime OR 2 races in 2019. We’ll be going 6.5 furlongs and breaking from post three with Quincy Hamilton aboard again. The extra half furlong will be much more to his liking but we’ll still need some pace to chase. This is a notch below the optional $15,000 he’s been running in as this isn’t an optional claiming event but one where you have to be entered for a tag. It carries a purse of $20,000 while the optional event was $30,000 (if you’re ever wondering on how to determine the class of a race when comparing to optionals, purse is a nice way to do it).
Laura Ray’s race will have Group 3 in the paddock while Ender will have Group 4.
It sure would be nice to see if we have the first two race day become the first two wins in a day!
We’ll be back with a preview later in the week as well as any seating arrangements we can wrangle.