Adventures in horse racing
Sunday, March 28, 2010
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Dale's assistant Tom Morgan said, "He might have bounced a bit off that comeback race. I think he is a better horse when he has targets, but breaking from the rail we didn't really have a choice but to go when he broke that well. If you take back going this short you run yourself into trouble. We just didn't have anything left after that early pace duel."
Robby Albarado said, "The horse broke so well that it was hard for me to take him back. He felt like he was going pretty easily, so I just let him go. When I asked him in the stretch he was empty in the last furlong. I just wrapped up when I knew we weren't going to get a piece."
Where We Go From Here
Phosphorescent came out of the race in good order. There is not much in the Keeneland condition book. We'll have to take a look and see where a summer campaign makes the most sense given that Phosphorescent is not a Kentucky bred.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
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You have to get started somewhere. That's probably the most appropriate phrase to use in describing Mr. Fantasy's return, but there is probably also some level of disappointment solely from the anticipation of waiting a prolonged period for his return. However, the disappointment is really unwarranted as Mr. Fantasy showed his brilliant speed again and simply got tired after setting brutally fast fractions. This is not unreasonable to expect off this kind of layoff. The first quarter-mile was a wicked 21.3, and that took its toll late. Mr. Fantasy led into the stretch before tiring in the final furlong.
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Mike Hushion's assistant Graham said, "When Ramon asked him the horse took off. He was very fresh. He went too fast and got tired. I think he'll be a little less keen now that he's run. He was training very aggressively. He should get a lot from the race. We certainly know the speed is there."
Ramon Dominguez said, "I learned something in the race. You can't ask him to go, because he'll take off. I asked him and he exploded. There was no way I was going to slow him down at that point. I just hoped he might be able to carry his speed at that point, but he got tired in the last eighth."
Where We Go From HereMr. Fantasy earned an 80 Beyer in the race. He came out of the race well. We do not have a next target identified yet. We'd like to look at the Met Mile(G1) on May 31st and work our way back from there if all went well. How we get to that race is yet to be decided. We don't want to run our big race in April, but we'd like to get some kind of tightener. Mike and Terry will look at the plan over the next week and map something out
Monday, March 22, 2010
Once again, Phosphorescent drew an inside post. He is going to need to scrape the rail again to run well here. Based on speed figures, Phosphorescent looks poised to run big again. There is not an abundance of speed in the race. Michael's Trifecta will likely show the most speed. Phosphorescent should be toward the back half of the pack early. If the trip unfolds like we hope it will, we'll advance on the turn and look to assume the lead in midstretch.
The second race back off a layoff can induce a bounce, but Phosphorescent won pretty easily with something left last race. Dale would have liked to have had an extra week or so between races, but this looks like an excellent spot.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The other main contender is Not For Money. However, this six-year-old has been off since May of 2008. This is a tough spot to return in off a 22 month layoff. His figures were huge, but is he the same horse? Dutrow must like him, but Dutrow is not as good off this long a layoff as he is overall. He could be very tough or not the same.
Mr. Fantasy will show speed. He does not know the lead, but he will be second or third early at worst. If we run back to his three-year-old form with natural progression as a more mature horse, then he should run big.
If you have been following the racing in the UK over the jumps at the big Cheltenham Festival there was a big price winner a son of the historic Fourstars Allstars .
Today E.Dubai had a winner at Kempton paying $11.00 to win . Talking of Kempton mark this date on your calenders Friday April 9th where you will witness the running of the W_Tthoroughbredholdings Handicap Stakes where Tina and I will present the trophy to the winning connections .
At Southwell if your a New Yorker how could you over look this $32.00 winner Liberty Lady 3yoF out of Statue Of Liberty .
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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Phosphorescent sat off the pace early, advanced on the inside on the turn and kicked away easily late to win by over two-lengths.
Trainer Dale Romans said after the race, "We stole this one. We had license to do this off the layoff and it worked perfectly. When I saw him moving well early I was very confident. That was a good race, and we will have some fun with him this spring."
Francisco Torres said, "I was sitting on a ton of horse from the moment the gate opened. He moved so easily down the backside and into the turn. Once a hole opened on the turn, I knew I was a winner. He ran very well."
Phosphorescent earned a 79 Beyer in the race. He came out of the race very well. Dale feels we can step back up into the allowance ranks next time out and see if we can keep the momentum going. Now that we see that he likes the turf it opens up more options. Dale would love to run Phosphorescent back at the Fair Grounds. The only "a other than" allowance on the turf is in two weeks. Dale wants to see how Phosphorescent trains later this week before deciding whether we'll be able to make that race. He thinks it might be a bit quick. If so, then we'll run at Keeneland.
We have to give a lot of credit to Dale and his assistant Tom Morgan. They pushed hard for this race knowing it was the right spot, and they certainly were rewarded with a solid win.
Monday, March 8, 2010
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