Adventures in horse racing
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Defense Rests Wins
Finish Position 1
Race 50k Maiden Claiming
Beyer Figure 90
After a long, frustrating first half of the year, The Defense Rests made the wait worthwhile, scoring by 5 ½ lengths to break his maiden in impressive fashion at Saratoga under jockey Julien Leparoux. Click here to read a great article from today’s edition of the Saratoga Special, a popular newspaper published during the meet.
Mike Hushion said, “He’s surely been frustrating, but that was a great effort. I didn’t give Julien too many instructions. All I said was try to be involved early, and see how he feels. He broke a bit slow, but then just kept on going.”
Julien Leparoux said, “All I had to do was hold on.”
Congratulations on the win! We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing The Defense Rests back in the starting gate later in the Saratoga meet. Mike reports that he cooled fine and looked sound and happy this morning.
The plan is to run back in a starter allowance for horses who have started for $50,000 or less going short on the dirt toward the end of the month. The jump from maidens to winners is a tough one, but if he replicates yesterday’s performance, we’re in with a big shot to have two wins on the meet.
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