Holy smokes what a finish!
The leaders were zipping along pretty good early last night and jockey Ry Eikleberry remained patient before getting Satellite going through the turn and riding him to a head victory last night in a three way photo over Blue Bomber and Out of Patience.
I have to admit, I thought the photo was between us and the four but it turned out that the five, Blue Bomber, just hung on for second.
This was the third win in six starts for the Club this season.
We did find out that Satellite was claimed by trainer Oscar Flores for owner Danny Caldwell. We wish Satellite nothing but the best for his new team. What a great job Karl’s group did with him. Clemente Montoya and the barn team at Canterbury had him sharp and ready to fire off the claim and again last night.
Claimed for $4,000, he was claimed away last night for $5,000 and picked up another $12,300 in purse earnings. Not bad for less than two months!
Now the spotlight switches to Lilly and getting her a race. She’s doing very well and training like a champ. The little bumps she got after pinballing a little in the stake are gone and she’s ready to go – we just need a race.
We are looking for a mid-level claiming race for horses that haven’t won two races in a lifetime going five furlongs on the grass. Nevada will try and see if he get one written since there is nothing in the condition book that fits that description. Those type of races are usually pretty popular so you’d think that if one was written, it would fill – but then 2020 has been no normal year by any measure.
The jury is out on whether or not we will claim another horse with Karl with only five weeks left in the meet. Even if we picked one up as early as next week, with 2-3 weeks between races that’s only one start before moving on and there just may not be enough time before moving on and shipping elsewhere.
I’ll discuss with Jeff and Karl and we’ll go from there.
In the meantime: CONGRATULATIONS EVERYBODY!!!
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