They took Katy's race off the grass on Sunday at Belmont, so she scratched.
They didn't use the "Shana Tova" Stakes race for Awakino originally scheduled for Thursday at Belmont, so Ahvee's Destiny will run at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, PA tonight and Awakino Cat will run there tomorrow night.
Presque Isle Downs has an All-Weather synthetic track. Ahvee won the Satin and Lace Stakes there last year and won her biggest purse. However, she ran there in an allowance race earlier this year and ran poorly. Which Ahvee's Destiny will show up tonight? The track handicapper has made her the second favorite at 7-2. She runs from the fourth post position with the number 5 on her saddle blanket (This is because there is a two-horse entry in an outside post position but sporting the numbers 1 and 1A). It's race number 8 but will not be televised on TVG. Post time is 8:25PM. Harry Vega, whose ridden her in both her prior appearances, is up in the irons.
Awakino Cat's worst race was at Presque Isle Downs with Harry Vega up earlier this year. We're hoping it wasn't the surface but I guess we'll find out tomorrow night. We're trying to stretch him out to 6 1/2 furlongs and see if this helps his late kick. If he does well tonight, we will point him to a really big race in Cananda on 10/16… but let's get by this one first. He runs at 8 PM tomorrow night in race 7 from post 3 with the number 4 (Yes, there is a two-horse entry with the numbers 1 and 1A). Unbelievably, he is the morning line favorite at 3-1.
Once again, best wishes for a healthy, happy and successful new Jewish year! This goes for all of you, no matter what your persuasion.