The Challenge – Week 32

 Posted by at 4:26 pm  General
Aug 122019

Three horses ran this week and all three produced results.  Two come by the name of Vyza and we’ll start off with VYZA BOOTS who just joined the stable after being claimed off a win in a dirt 4.5 furlong race for a cheap $4,000.  This week, he ran even cheaper in debut race for the stable, entering into a 6.5 furlong, $2,500 claiming race and being placed on the turf where all but two of his races have been.    There was no stand out in the race and Boots was the third choice at 6/1.   In the 10-horse field, he settled in comfortably into a mid-field fifth spot and took her time to steadily advance an rolled to the wire to win by a stride.   A nice set of three sire cards are welcomed but all flipped to be G’s.  30 BP’s were nice for the first time runner who had two wins coming into the race (from his prior connections) and has expanded that to three.


VYZA FRANCE has produced results since he was placed on the turf and entered the race with a win streak of four straight.   He ran at 7 furlongs in a field of 8 and was placed into a starter allowance race with a $7,500 tag.   In this race, he did something he rarely does and that was go out straight to the lead.  The 3/1 second choice didn’t have much pressure on him and was able to take a two length lead into the stretch and took things easy coming through the stretch to win by a tad more than a length.    The streak continues and another notch makes it five in a row.  The win and larger field size allowed for three sire cards which were 2-g’s and 1-f.   15 BP’s were obtained with the win.


Finally, we have UNNATURALLY DARK who has a pair of seconds leading into the race (both claiming with tags of $4,000 & $20,000).   This week he hit the rock-bottom claiming price of $2,000 and at a distance of 10 furlongs.   Dark, in the 11-horse field, got nice positioning in third and quickly moved up past the half as the second place runner tossed in the hat.  Coming through the stretch, he was advancing on the leader and ran out of track to miss by a a quarter stride.   Well, the other two horses have streaks going so why shouldn’t this one too?   Dark has now finished second in three straight races which is fine as it delivers us some cards.  This week two of them, both G’s which came along with 17 BP’s.


This week concludes with 6 G-cards and 1 F-card.    A 5-pack of G-cards have been exchanged for an F, which gives the year-to-date card total of 3-D, 1-E, 3-F and 1-G.

Another three horses will be racing next week with one returning after resting for a nice stint and another that needs to produce or could be sent off to the auction.

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