We've been in Saratoga for over a week but had many frustrations with our computer which delayed any messaging. So, let's play catch-up.
Hear the Footsteps was entered in a Stakes race last Sunday but was not quite recovered from his two victories in nine days and with the tough competition, he was scratched.
Cameron Lucky ran Thursday night at Saratoga Harness but managed only a 4th place finish in a claiming race.
Inchcape had run two sprints on dirt very poorly. So, Linda tried him on turf and extended the distance to 1 1/16 miles. It was a great call, since he just missed today by less than a head at 13-1. We were excited with his race, since we thought we found a new young horse who could be competitive. Apparently, someone else thought he had potential, since they claimed this 13-1 shot and we lost the race... pretty frustrating, even though that is the business of claiming. You win some and you lose some... very philosophical, even practical... but it still hurts!
Tomorrow, It's Truly Ahvee will run in a claimer at a much lesser price. It's the sixth race out of the 13 post with Cornelio up.
Jess Not Jesse is on the "also eligible" list. If there is an early scratch of another entrant, Jesse will get in the race (unless Linda thinks it inadvisable to run). It's the eleventh race on the turf with Cornelio in the saddle for this one too. It's also a cheaper claimer.
The way people have been claiming horses at this Saratoga meet (there were 18 claims for the same horse in a recent race), we'll probably lose both of them to a claim. Ugh! Double ugh if they don't win.