Ender heads postward tomorrow in race 7 under Quincy Hamilton. The race is another $15,000 optional claiming race going 5.5 furlongs over the main track. We will be breaking from post six in the seven horse field and are in for the $15,000 tag.
Group 2 is in the paddock.
Awesome Emmit (Donlin/Goncalves) – A speedy race at this level but fell short at the wire. Losing the half furlong should help, though it has not in the past. Interesting to see if the horse is rounding into form or if the last race was an aberration.
Hot Item (Bethke/Butler) – Hasn’t shown a lot since the claim but was quicker early than past races. That was the same 6.5 furlong race that we just missed in last out.
London Legacy (Van Winkle/Lindsay) – Claimed in every race of the last four, he has won one for those four with three seconds. Definitely quick early, will be trying to win first off the claim for David Van Winkle.
Dixie Fever (Diodoro/Arrieta) – A winner over many of these last out at this distance, he closed into a zippy pace to win. Only 3rd race back off about six weeks off so will certainly be tough again tomorrow.
Kota Copy (Diodoro/Canchari) – Horse has shown both early speed and has also attempted to rate was second to the horse on our outside, French Quarter, by 1/2 a length two back going six furlongs, giving up the lead late.
French Quarter (Berndt/Eikleberry) – Stalk and pounce trip two back at six furlongs resulted in a snappy 84 Beyer Speed Figure. Came back and had a rougher time with it – same level, same distance – finishing 4th.
This is an interesting race. Ender comes into it sharp but we have one thing working against us: the distance. Five and a half furlongs isn’t ideal. However there is plenty of speed in the race and we should have something to run at late. The track hasn’t been playing particularly kindly to closers lately but we’ll be coming hard late. I just wonder if we’ll be able to get there before the wire or if we’ll run out of racetrack first.
Because of Corgies and Cupcakes we do not have a space tomorrow.
GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!
Here is the latest financial statement as of July 31: CRC 2019 Running Financials – August 1