Quite a few entrants this week which includes our baby hopeful that we used a large quantity of BP’s on to breed. I’ll start things off with a horse that was claimed from the stable after just one start. MOTIVILLE was picked up in a $5,000 claiming race back in early October that he won with a snazzy 102 speed. His first and only start for the stable was in a $2,000 claiming event at a pretty similar distance to the 8.5 furlongs from his prior start to 8 furlongs this time. He shot out of the gate, went to the lead and felt a bit of pressure but did not relent the lead. But by the time he hit the stretch, he was over exerted and easily surrendered the lead and jogged to the line in third. Speed of 92 was a notable drop from his prior start, but lately he hs dropped quite a bit after putting in 100 speed efforts. There were two claims made for this runner and has found a new home. 10 BP’s and with a large 11 horse field that got us a pair of sire cards, both being G’s.
Now onto the much awaited event….the first start of our top-notch bred two year old. AP’S GOLDEN MUMMY got quite a bit of attention, perhaps from readers. He made his first race in CA in a MSW race going 6 furlongs and the fans sent him off as the 3/1 choice on the dirt. He took off in good form, seemed relaxed and ran 4th in the huge 14 horse field. He moved up two spots, passing tiring horses but failed to gain on the 10/1 winner but a second place finish is very nice. The winner, Texas Woody, despite being a longshot was much overlooked as he had a pair of seconds leading into the race and figured to go well as a front runner. 40 BP’s were collected in Mummy’s first start and and two sire cards, with a G and F flopped. I’ve entered him into a Christmas Day race and he’ll stay at the CA track.
CHALLENGE ACHIEVED is a horse that was bred using sire cards upon hitting the goal of obtaining 1,000 BP’s. He was lowered into a $3,000 claiming race after a muffled dead last finish in his MSW debut. He ran lousy once again, never being a threat at all and once again finishing in the cellar. While he plopped a G-sire card upon leaving the track, he no longer has a home with this stable and is in the auction.
After winning his first start for the stable in a starter allowance which netted back-to-back wins with the prior owner, hopes were high as the 9/5 favorite, KYRGYZSTAN, walked onto the track. He was entered into a 7 furlong claiming race with a price of $17,500 and this would be his second lifetime start in a sprint. The shorter distance is not his forte as he made a move too late and could only move up into the fifth spot. Finding ideal distance was a challenge this week with maintaining him in the claiming class. He shipped outside his region and there were no BP’s earned despite the fifth finish as transportation costs consumed anything he was entitled to. One G-card was the only keeper.
This weeks earnings tallied 50 BP’s with 5 G and 1 F sire cards. Adding the sire cards to those already on hand brings the total to 4-F cards and 8 G cards. I’v exchanged them upward with 5G’s turned in for another F, which gives me 5 of those, which were traded in for an E-card. So along with the E, I also have 3 G’s as well as 225 BP’s.
Two horses have departed the stable, one via claim and the other via auction. Time to fill the spots with a pair of two year olds who have been resting at the farm. FROST ADVISORY is a filly that was bred to a retired mare using sire cards that were exchanged for a random sire share (which turned out to be Moro Tap). In his first career start, he picked up a nice second at 9/1 in a claiming race. I’ll probably place him in similar conditions in a week or two.
DUNCAN BIRD is a random bred horse using a handful of sire cards. She’s raced four times with a win and second for the stable along with a pair of fourths and earned more than 80 BP’s. She’s been an earner but not a standout. She’ll also go in a week or two with hopes and desires that she will add to her BP tally.