Inspection of the entries for the Equinics 2018 Horseshoe Bay, a Grade 1, 10-furlong turf test for older fillies and mares carrying a hefty purse of $1.25 million, shows this is a race on the cusp.
The cusp, that is, between the route and long divisions. Several of the top-qualifying fillies and mares are in the turf route division. That makes sense. The route division spans the distances from a flat mile to a mile and a quarter. However, many second-tier qualifiers hold their top rankings in the turf long division. These fillies and mares may have been earning stakes points in races which may translate more effectively to the 10-furlong distance of the Horseshoe Bay, as opposed to fillies and mares we might find in the entry list who have earned their points racing shorter distances. What kind of filly would you rather back? One that has raced well at nine furlongs or another who raced well at 11 or 12 furlongs?
Now, the inspiration for this race was most assuredly in the turf long division. HORSESHOE BAY is an all-time Sim great. He raced during the dominant days of the Texasace stables. Texasace won Trainer of the Year so many times, they retired the award.
Of all the wonderful horses who raced under the colors of Texasace, Horseshoe Bay may have been the greatest. The Hall of Famer won six straight Grade 1 races in 2005!
By Red Ransom, Horseshoe Bay was a scratch-bred using Woodman as DS and Raise a Native as DDS. Nobody who watched the 2004 running of the Breeders’ Bowl Juvenile Turf, not even his trainer, could have guessed the seventh-place finisher was bound for the Hall of Fame.
In one of so many reminders that trainers need to be patient with their horses, the great Horseshoe Bay did not flourish until his 11th start, when he was stretched out to 12 furlongs in the Grade 1 Sydney Derby. While it is true that Horseshoe Bay won his first three starts and certainly was no slouch as a junenile, he still was not quite ready for Grade 1 competition. He could not quite keep up. A year later, there was no Grade 1 field in the turf long division that could keep up with Horseshoe Bay.
By the time the Simulated horseracing history book was closed on the 2005 season, Horseshoe Bay had cemented his place in the Hall of Fame. After an unexplained clunker in the Coalminer Cup, Horseshoe Bay won the 2005 running of the Grade 1 Breedes’ Bowl Turf in spectacular fashion, romping home in front by three lengths.
Amazingly, Horseshoe Bay’s gigantic 3yo season left plenty in the tank. He came back as a 4yo to win another seven Grade 1 races! Once again, he demolished the best the Sim could offer in the Breeders’ Bowl Turf, winning by four lengths.
And still he was not done!
With 14 Grade 1 wins under his belt and two straight Breeders’ Bowl crowns, Horseshoe Bay was the undisputed king of the Sim turf, and was not yet ready to relinquish his throne. He had two more Grade 1 wins in him as a 5yo, and a third-place finish in the Breeders’ Bowl Turf. He is one of the greatest performers in the history of the Sim’s championship day, the Breeders’ Bowl.
When Horseshoe Bay was retired two races after his third-place run in his fourth BB, every Sim trainer in the game in 2007 knew we had just witnessed a career of immense proportion. He is one of the few horses in Sim history to win more than $10 million, and bag an astonishing 16 Grade 1 wins.
Our tribute complete, it is time to turn our attention to the runners in Saturday’s Equinics race. They go to post at 4:30 p.m. in South Korea.
Our top qualifier is an extremely rare horse. Almost every Grade 1 winner in the history of the game shows only one owner. Every once in a while, a horse may show no promise early in its career, drop to claiming ranks, get claimed, then elevate itself to Grade 1-winning status. Even more unusual is a horse that wins a Grade 1 race for more than one owner. Yet, this is the strange tale of KRAKEN EVIL, a 5yo bay daughter of the Irish sire Camelot. Our story must begin with an apology. This writer apologizes to Kingranch for having to report on what must be a painfully revolting development. Kingranch is the breeder and original owner of Kraken Evil. A scratch-bred with Diesis in the middle and Grey Dawn II behind, Kraken Evil was a cracking turf runner right from the start. She debuted as a 3yo, winning her debut at a flat mile, then showing real competitive spirit when jumping in class and distance for her second start, running hard at the end to get up for a narrow victory. She would win her first five in a row, culminating in a resounding score in her Grade 1 debut. What could have been better? Little did Kingranch know, his filly was about to go sour. The happy start to her career became a horror show, with back-to-back clunkers, including a disappointing 11th-place run in the Breeders Bowl. Kingranch was so distraught, he put the filly on the auction block. There, Newmarket stood waiting, Simulated checkbook in hand. As his mates at the Universal Racing Club are well aware, the purchase of Kraken Evil has to go down as one of the best auction buys in the history of our fine game. After three months of rest and the chance to turn four, Kraken Evil was ready to start running again with two easy allowance scores. Then, by October, URC joined voices in singing the old Beatles lyric: “And our friends are all aboard … many more of them lived next door … And the band begins to play … We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.” Yes, it was the Grade 1 Yellow Submarine which saw Kraken Evil return to the Grade 1 winner’s circle. She followed that up with a score in the Grade 1 The Best of Rome. Both victories came in races at Saturday’s exact distance. Raced only once since November, it appears that Newmarket put this Equinics race squarely in the sights of this remarkable mare after her back-to-back Grade 1 wins in the fall. She is now a fresh horse on a three-race winning streak. Kraken Evil is co-second favorite at 6-1, and will break from post No. 6. No matter what happens on Saturday, she always will be one of the best auction buys you’ve ever seen.
All hail the King of Empire State Racing! Trotter runs the show, but Cadet stars in it. For two years now, Robby has ruled the ESR Training Contest. The list of races is available for all ESR members to see at the beginning of each year. Yet, none of them can do anything to knock Cadet off his throne. Not Kingab, not Trotter, not Casino. Not Bristolred, Pointblank, Frankster, Spinround, Awkwardandchai, Balata, Donny Beisbol, Hartack, Hawkz, Irisharse, Jastables, Jetman, Jrm, Lamphet, Nextbonus, Pointguard, Ruffian, Tonyalb, Capecod, Rocky, Kingman, Nycowboy, Velasa, Ace, Aladar or Ivanymil. All of these great trainers are reduced to the role of also-ran when it comes to the ESR Training Contest. So, our fine residency sends our version of Babe Ruth to the plate to represent us in the Horseshoe Bay. Can Cadet win us a gold medal with JUDGED BY CADET, a Grade 1-winning 4yo bay daughter of Dubawi, out of his graded-placed Cape Cross mare JUDGED BY NONE? She’s got the class, as evidenced by her triumph three back in the Grade 1 QE2 Challenge. Judged By Cadet crushed the field that day, rolling home more than three lengths in front. However, that race was at a mile and an eighth, and Saturday’s Equinics test comes at a mile and a quarter. Can Judged By Cadet contend at the longer distance? So far, it’s proven a furlong too far. The shrewd Cadet attempted to prepare his fine filly for Equinics with an easy 10-furlong allowance win. The only problem? She did not win. “Her last run was just a prep, but was disappointing,” Cadet admitted. “She flashed all sorts of talent moving up the class ladder. She is an absolute splash of a filly from the mare’s first foal.” Judging from her debut at 10 furlongs, one might suspect that Judged By Cadet will be forwardly placed. “It all depends on the jockey assignment,” Cadet said. “I would expect in a big field she would be toward the back. That might have been the problem in the last. They made the lead too early and eased up a bit.” Judged By Cadet has been judged by the South Korean morning-line oddsmaker to be a notch below the other top qualifiers. He rates her at only 11-1. She will break from post No. 3. Her rider is T. Loesch, and your guess is as good as mine how this affects the tactics for Judged By Cadet.
As they have been in every Equinics in recent memory, the GR Simsters are favored to win the team gold medal. They will be represented in the Horseshoe Bay by SWEET CHILLI FILLY, a front-running 6yo scratch-bred daughter of Peintre Celebre. She is trained by Liam. Now, as we have pointed out, Liam spelled backward is Mail, so this trainer should deliver on the regular. Can Sweet Chilli Filly deliver a gold? She’ll be trying to do so right from the start. This mare has stamina, but she also has speed. Sweet Chilli Filly has set the pace in her last 10 races in a row. If any filly intends to run in front of Sweet Chilli Filly in this race, she’ll have to go too fast for the distance and quite likely will set it up for a closer to win. Sweet Chilli Filly’s Grade 1 win came three back in the prestigious Cedora D. Stakes, run in Illinois on Aug. 12 of last year. As per usual, she set the pace in the Cedora D., and built a lead of four and a half lengths by the head of the stretch before holding on comfortably for the victory. The date of that win, coupled with the fact that it was only three races ago, let’s us know that Liam is bringing a fresh mare into the Equinics. She has started only twice since August! If anything, the fact that this mare comes into the race so fresh may only serve to sharpen her speed. Experience tells us that the pool of Simulated talent at GR Simsters is very deep. For them to have selected this mare to run tells us that she is very well meant. If those sharpies at GR Simsters say she can do, who are we to doubt them? After all, Liam delivers on the regular. Sweet Chilli Filly is the other second co-favorite at 6-1, and breaks from post No. 7.
The strongest challenge to set the early pace may come from our very next qualifier. It’s FALL FOLIAGE, a 5yo light gray daughter of Kitten’s Joy. She’s trained by Gowans, who will represent that very tough bunch at Blazing Saddles. Like Sweet Chilli Filly, Fall Foliage is quick from the gate. In most of her races, including her triumph three back in her lone career Grade 1 race, she has broken forwardly and pressed the pace. Perhaps the most likely scenario is that Sweet Chilli Filly breaks in front, with Fall Foliage just off her shoulder. Then, we’ll see at roughly the halfway point who is going to win the early pace duel. However, Fall Foliage was unexpectedly sharp last out in a 10.5-furlong listed stake. Instead of pressing the pace, she blasted her way to lead by more than six lengths at the second call. The new tactic did not work, as she faded in the lane to finish fourth, beaten more than four lengths. After her strong finish to win the Grade 1 Liz Taylor three back, Fall Foliage has not been able to carry her speed to the wire in her last two. (Maybe a date with Liz Taylor takes it out of you.) Fall Foliage certainly qualifies in the Horseshoe Bay in terms of class and distance. She’s won a race at Saturday’s exact class and distance. That’s all you can ask when you handicap a horse. However, these last two are causes for concern. Who knows what Gowans may have up his sleeve? It is hard to tell with this talented, young trainer. Why would an intelligent guy like Gowans consistently hire drunken Jocko Maloney out of West Virginia to ride his horses? I never could tell. Then again, I never could doubt either Gowans or the crew at Blazing Saddles. Fall Foliage breaks from post No. 5 and is 9-1.
TIL IT’S GONE is one of these fillies on the other side of the 10-furlong fence. On the short side, you have a mare like Cadet’s Judged By Cadet, who has done her best running at nine furlongs. We don’t know if she can get the mile and a quarter. With Til It’s Gone, we have a different set of circumstances. She can get the distance, no question. Her challenge will be to compete successfully on the cutback in distance. A 4yo scratch-bred bay daughter of Redoute’s Choice (Dynaformer X Nureyev), Til It’s Gone is impeccably bred and has not let her owner down on his investment. It’s Minty9, one of these single-barn operations out of The Minnesota Testbarn Residency. These single-barn outfits are prevalent at the Minnesota residency. Who knows why? Secrecy maybe? Sure seems like a lot of passwords. But whatever. To each their own. The first thing that jumps off the page about this talented filly is the fact that she’s earned more than $1.3 million in only 11 starts! Wow. Talk about a great start to a career. Can she keep it going in the Equinics? Her ability to cut back two furlongs will be the key. Til It’s Gone has been racing very successfully in the turf long division. She owns one victory in a Grade 1, and has been second in two others. Hence her lofty ranking at No. 5 in the turf long division. She will come into this race as a fresh filly, not having raced since the Grade 1 King Kong Vase on Dec. 9 in Hong Kong. That will be 10 weeks between her last race and Saturday’s Equinics test. In her longer races, Til It’s Gone has shown herself to be very valuable in a tactical sense. She drops back to set up her closing run, but usually does not drop back too far. She has been behind by at least five lengths at the second call in each of her last four races. You would have to think that may translate to being further behind in this shorter race, especially with two classy frontrunners in the field. Will she run out of ground? Will she be able to make her late kick minus two furlongs? Only time will tell. We will find out at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in South Korea. Til It’s Gone is 12-1 and breaks from post No. 4.
CHILD OFTHE FOREST is the first runner in the Horseshoe Bay for whom the race represents the chance to win a first Grade 1. This 6yo bay daughter of Bernardini has won a Grade 2, but not yet a Grade 1. The Equinics provide a unique opportunity for Child ofthe Forest. Although she is now a 6yo, Child ofthe Forest is lightly raced, having started only 21 times. Davarto’s mates at MIDAS know just how keen a trainer he is, and he’s shown his patience and acumen with this fine mare. It’s no wonder that Davarto knows how to train a Sim horse. He’s been playing a long time! Witness the story of the broodmare for this racer, a 22yo Danehill mare named ZARB HILL, who was claimed by Davarto from the CPU for $3,500 back in 1999. That’s right, Davarto’s involvement with this Simulated racing family began 19 years ago! To show how times and speed figures have changed, Zarb Hill managed to win 12 races despite almost always running speed figures less than 90. Only once in 32 career races did she go as high as 90, and that was only once! Most of the time, she earned a number somewhere in the 70s or 80s. Despite this apparent lethargy, she earned and earned some more, mostly under Davarto’s tutelage, and mostly in starter allowances. Back then, starter tags lasted a year, not six months. She won nine races for him in 1999 and 2000, before he lost the mare to a claim. But, Davarto never gave up on this old gal. He kept her in his breeding plans, and in 2014 hit the jackpot with her, just a year before her advanced age forced her retirement. Child ofthe Forest is Zarb Hill’s only graded winner. She can become her only Grade 1 winner on Saturday, and it says here she has a chance. She has blossomed since the summer of last year, winning a Grade 3 and then a Grade 2. She in sharp form, having won three of her last four. Equinics are all about the stories, and what a story this mare would be. She will break from post No. 8 and is 8-1.
SCOTIAN HEN is another one in very fine form. The East-West Connection members were overjoyed to see this nomination from the Scotian Stables. A 6yo bay scratch-bred daughter of High Chaparral, with Danehill and Mr. Prospector behind, she has won three in a row, all in convincing fashion. While her best ranking is in the turf long division, Scotian Hen is versatile in terms of distance. Her lone graded victory was at Saturday’s distance of a mile and a quarter. That triumph took place two back in the Paris Hilton Stakes, a Grade 3 on Nov. 11 in Queensland. Scotian Hen was much the best that day, powering home to win by two and three-quarters lengths. This is a rare mare indeed for the fact that she’s so versatile, both in terms of running style and distance. Most Sim horses run the same way almost every time, and most Sim horses are extremely distance-specific. Not Scotian Hen. She shows recent victories at 10 furlongs, 11 and 12. She has won while pressing the pace, setting the pace, and coming from midpack. She is extremely lightly raced, having been to post only 13 times in her career despite her advanced age of 6. What a tremendous job of training has been shown by the Scotian Stables with this fine mare! She’s gotten a ton of respect from the South Korean morning-line oddsmaker, as well. This is your race favorite at 9-2. She will break from post No. 11.
MOTOQUERA has drawn the far outside post, and will break from No. 14. She is our final Grade 1 winner in the field. She is trained by Pato, and will represent Hispano Parlante. Anytime we see a runner from the Hispano Parlante, we know it’s time to open another Internet window for Spanish to English translation. First of all, the trainer is named Duck. This is the same nickname carried by a favorite golfer of ours, Argentinian Angel Cabrera. This writer is a big fan of the game of golf, and always admired Cabrera for his habit of playing his best in the biggest tournaments. Cabrera is nicknamed El Pato, or The Duck. He got the nickname for his waddling gait. We do not know if the trainer of Motoquera walks in the same manner, or if he plays golf. We do know he trains Sim horses. And now, thanks to our Google translator, we know that he may also enjoy a ride on a motorcycle. The horse’s name translates to motorbike. Shoot, why stop there with our translator? We also looked up the name of the residency, which we now know means Hispanic Talking. Although we may guess from the name of his trainer that he may have preferred a rainy day for Equinics, the sun will be shining on Saturday in South Korea and the turf course will be firm. Luckily, that suits this mare just fine. Motoquera is no duck, and it’s hard to ride a motorbike in the rain. She has done almost all her running over firm ground, and has done just fine. Breaking from the far outside, we can expect jockey J. Harzheim to break forwardly and try to press the pace. At a short price of 7-1, this mare may be a slight underlay, especially considering her recent struggles in graded competition. Her last three tries at the graded level have all been clunkers. Can she reverse that worrisome trend of poor efforts? To do so, she’ll have to revert to the good form that saw her finish third in the most recent running of this race. Motoquera won a bronze medal in 2016, and she’s back for her second Equinics on Saturday.
Now, we reach what we must anticipate to be the soft underbelly of the Horseshoe Bay. There are no more graded winners left in the field. The remainder of our runners will be trying to win their first graded race in a Grade 1. We are going to have to find a real up-and-comer to fit that kind of bill. Is there a filly or mare in this field who is improving so rapidly that she may be able to contend in a Grade 1 despite never having won a graded race? Our first runner to inspect is FRANKLIN ST. BLUES. The affable Mightyforego will represent Pastures of Green with this 4yo bay daughter of Frankel. This is our chance to offer another word of thanks to the fine folks at Pastures of Green, who did such a great service to the Sim community by running the Equinics for so many years. This is the greatest tradition our fine game has to offer. I know the game is called derbyfever.com, and it would have been too confusing to name it equinics.com, but it is the Equine Olympic event that has reflected the truest sense of our Sim community over the years. We all come together to race as one in this fine event, and it’s great that Metallinut and his mates at URC have come through to run the event after Pastures of Green decided to retire. Now, as far as this filly, she does not exactly fit the bill of what we are looking for among the lower-rated contenders. We said we are looking for an up-and-coming filly. Franklin St. Blues has shown herself to be a hard knocker in listed company, her current form leaves something to be desired. She has gone the wrong way in her last two, finishing fourth and seventh. Franklin St. Blues breaks from the rail at 18-1.
Most of CVBear’s 124 barns are not affiliated with any residency, and as such, most of his horses are not eligible to run in Equinics. However, he does have a handful of his barns racing for the Megalopolis Racing Circuit, and artsandletters is one of them. Thus, MALALA is eligible to race in Equinics, and the folks at Megalopolis are glad to have such a capable filly to represent them. Breaking from post No. 13, this 4yo bay daughter of the Japanese sire Epiphaneia has been dismissed at the long price of 18-1. This tantalizing parimutuel prospect alone gets us interested, as we know CVBear to be a shrewd veteran of the Sim. If he’s decided to take a shot in Equinics with this gal, we have to assume there is a good reason why. Indeed, there is. Witness Malala’s stakes debut in her most recent race. After winning an open allowance at Saturday’s distance of 10 furlongs while much the best, CVBear decided it was time for Malala to move up in class. Until her most recent race, the wily CVBear had been conservative in placing this filly. He was content to keep her in allowance racing as she continued to make gradual improvements. However, Malala has run very well in each of her four tries at a mile and a quarter. She ran her fastest race yet last out in that listed victory, earning her biggest speed figure of 114. Now, the boss says it’s time to tangle with the heavy heads. She jumps all the way to Grade 1. If Malala wins, she will be the first Sim graded winner by her sire. Epiphaneia has sired two graded-placed horses, but not yet a graded winner. So, there is a lot at stake in Saturday’s race.
Amir will represent the Elite Racing Club in the Horseshoe Bay with STORMLYER, a 5yo bay daughter of Drosselmeyer. She will break from post No. 2 and has been assigned a price of 12-1, which is pretty good respect from the South Korea morning-line oddsmaker for a mare with only 15 stakes points. He must like those speed figures of 113 and 111 which she has earned in two of her last three races. This mare kind of reminds me of that old country song by Randy Travis: “On the Other Hand.” On one hand, we have a mare taking a gigantic class jump all the way from her first listed victory to a Grade 1 Equinics race. On the other hand, we have a mare who is in razor sharp form, winning three of her last four. On one hand, we have a mare who has struggled in both of her tries at Saturday’s distance of 10 furlongs. A handicapper might fairly assume that she faces a distance challenge to go along with her obvious class challenge on Saturday. On the other hand, her listed victory last out was at 9.5 furlongs, and that’s awful close to 10. In the interest of full disclosure, that old Randy Travis song was not about a horse race. “On one hand I could stay and be your loving man, but the reason I must go is on the other hand,” it says. Travis, of course, was referring to his wedding band, and that country song is about a man tempted to cheat on his wife, and who overcomes that temptation. For Amir, however, there is no resisting the temptation of the Equinics. Stormlyer may or may not be up to the serious test facing her on Saturday, but we have to agree with Amir that she’s earned a chance.
In Greek mythology, Andromeda is the daughter of the Aethiopian king Cepheus and his wife Cassiopeia. When Cassiopeia’s hubris leads her to boast that Andromeda is more beautiful than the Nereids, Poseidon sends the sea monster Cetus to ravage Andromeda as divine punishment. Andromeda is stripped and chained naked to a rock as a sacrifice to sate the monster, but is saved from death by Perseus. (Thank you, Wikipedia). The Sim filly ANDROMEDA STAR meets a far less perilous fate on Saturday. While it’s true that horses are more or less naked on the track save their saddle cloth, the only thing she’ll enter on Saturday is a starting gate. Kobras sends out this scratch-bred bay 4yo daughter of Sea the Stars (Testa Rossa X El Prado) to represent All-Stars Racing. A lot is being asked of Andromeda Star. She’s jumping all the way from restricted allowance company to Grade 1, and jumping from nine furlongs to 10. However, if you take a look at her last two races, you can see why the gang at All-Star Racing is optimistic about her chances. She has exploded in her last two, accelerating from a lifetime-best speed figure south of triple digits to a 105 two back and then a great, big 112 last out. Now, this writer is not advocating that Simulated punters empty their pocket books on a filly taking huge jumps in terms of class and distance, but she may be “worth a jingle” at the generous price of 23-1. She just bears the look of a filly on the rapid improve. Conventional wisdom says we should oppose a filly like this, but she feels like an X factor with those recent improvements. Who knows how good she can be? Another thing to consider is that she is lightly raced. This is only her third race since Oct. 30.
Speaking of lightly raced, the filly in the field with the fewest starts is THERESE’S TERROR. She has only been to the starting gate 10 times! BBT sends out this rapidly improving scratch-bred 4yo bay daughter of Australia (Montjeu X Danehill). It is no wonder his mates at Racing HQ are lining up to bet this filly at 18-1. She simply dazzled in her most recent race, crushing the field in her listed stakes debut by more than three lengths with a smart speed figure of 115. Therese’s Terror may indeed throw fear into the minds of her opposing trainers in the Horseshoe Bay. What if she makes the same kind of improvement which she has done in her last two? They’ll be in trouble, that’s what. By now, we know that the soft underbelly which has been prevalent in Equinics races throughout the years has not materialized in the Horseshoe Bay. It’s true that many of our fillies and mares are trying to win their first graded race in a Grade 1. That does not happen on the regular. We said we would have to look for up-and-comers, and we have found several at juicy prices. This race handicaps nicely from top to bottom, and there are only a couple-three fillies and mares in here which we would be willing to take a stand against. The horses at the top of the qualifying order, and those with shorter prices, mostly handicap very well and are deserving favorites. I am not knocking the shorter-priced contenders when I say the best way to play the Horseshoe Bay would be to shop for a live horse at a big price. There are several, and it says here that Therese’s Terror is one of them. She breaks from post No. Even if the long layoff and class jump prove too much for this filly to handle on Saturday, this writer is convinced she is sitting on a monster year in 2018.
FORZENA is our final qualifier for the Horseshoe Bay. CRandy represents the Northwest Racing Circuit with this 5yo bay daughter of the Canadian sire Old Forester. In the interest of accurate reporting, it must be said that several red flags jump off the entry page against Forzena. She is the only runner to ever have been in a claiming race, and she’s been in several. Also, if you look at the capper bar, she’s the only runner with a “D” to denote her preferred surface. Since claiming her in late October from the very capable trainer Summerset, her new trainer has raced her three times, all in dirt sprints. The surprising thing is she’s only 24-1. This mare should be a much longer price than that. She probably has wandered into the wrong restaurant, but you know what? So did the Jamaican Bobsled Team. All competitors are welcome in the Equinics, and it must be that the residents of the Northwest Racing Circuit were left without many options for a graded quality mare that could get 10 furlongs. Hooray for CRandy for stepping up and saddling a runner to represent his residency. After this race, he may want to attempt to repeat the training regimen displayed by Summerset with this mare. She’ll need class relief, and as the capper bar says, she does her best racing two turns on the dirt. Here’s hoping this race takes little out of her and she can go back to earning in more favorable spots.
GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!!!!!