- Oct 5, 2010
Bone bone, your hoss is still eligible for NW2/3 races, which is a good condition to be eligible for as he looks like he has some ability and would win those.
I owned part of a couple of claimers at Woodbine in the late 90's. My partners often let me make the call when it came time to enter ie what claiming tag. The one mare we had was a nice 16-20k claimer but the trainer wanted to find allowance races for her and she raced her eyeballs out vs tougher mares and would end up on the fringes picking up small cheques for 4th/5th. When my trainer asked us if we wanted to enter her for $20k where she had a hugh chance but might get claimed my partner gave me the final say and I said put her in for $20k because I wanted to win a race instead of finishing behind other horses.Yeah. We're gonna keep taking shots until the competition gets really steep (maybe that'll be the Sam F. Davis as it's a G3). He's 4th but maybe a lucky trip or race shape is the difference between some bigger money here. If not he'll probably go after the conditions once he ships back up to Monmouth (April). Will be a deserving 3-1 at those conditions.
As long as he stays healthy he's a nice runner that should pay most of his way.