A tough defeat but another great effort from Tiz in the 10th race at Del Mar. Tizamagican loomed large as they hit the top of the stretch, falling just short finishing 2nd beaten a length. We all want to get Tizamagician in the winner circle but it’s hard to knock yet again a productive and hard trying performance. If we had to knit pick, he had a touch of a wide trip and took a few strides to settle off the leaders as they hit the backstretch. In the final 1/8th of a mile, Tizamagician tried his heart out to get by but hats off to the winner, Impossible Task who did the work up front and finished gamely. Tizamagician appeared to exit out of the race in good order. We will check in with Team Mandella over the next few days.
Amandrea scoped clean out of her race yesterday and was in good order today. Sometimes when a horse stops abruptly like she did yesterday there’s a chance they bled through lasix but fortunately this was not the case. She’ll likely be headed down to Fairgrounds for the winter and we’ll be looking at some easier spots for her next out.
Tough weekend at Churchill Downs as Wayne O did not go on as he turned for home. Breaking alertly as usual he settled beautifully off the pace again for jockey Tyler Gaffalione and as they turned for home he had every right to go on but just plain didn’t fire. Trainer Steve Asmussen and Tyler both said that they didn’t feel the off track was an issue for him. We’ll get together with co-owner Spendthrift Farm and Steve here shortly and discuss a potential short layoff for Wayne O as he heads into his three year old season.
Street Band’s full sister Street Missy debuts in today’s 8th race at Fair Grounds for owner and trainer Larry Jones and jockey Sophie Doyle. Post time is 2:05 PST.
Today’s 10th race for Tizamagician has been taken off the turf and will be run on the dirt. There has been 5 scratches cutting the field size down to 9 horses. Good luck to all Tizamagician owners!
Daddy’s Joy breaking from the gate (middle) yesterday at Fairgrounds.
Night of Idiots has been entered in Thursday’s 5th race, a claiming $20,000, going 5 and a half furlongs on the all weather track for fillies and mares three years old and upward which have never won two races (Maiden, Claiming And Starter Races For $16,000 Or Less Not Considered). Purse of $18,000. Night of Idiots will break from post 1 with Luis Reyes aboard. Post time is approx. 2:45pm.
Noble Goddess has been entered in Wednesday’s 8th race at Woodbine. Coming back in the same spot, a claiming event going 1 1/16th miles on the all weather track for fillies and mares three years old and up which have never won two races. Purse of $16,600 (Approx. $12,526 US) and claiming price of $7,500 (Approx. $5,659 US). Noble Goddess will break from post 7 again with Kazushi Kimura aboard.
Dancing Destroyer arrived to Florida just over a week ago. Due to shipping, she was given a few days to acclimate to the time change, weather and new general area. She’s now back on the track and will be looking to have a work over the track shortly. Dancing Destroyer is currently pointing towards a race on Dec. 15th at Gulfstream Park.
Kichiro is all settled in at Ballena Vista Farm in Romana, Ca where he arrived early last week. With the issue of curb, the biggest key for recovery are rest and ice. He will get to enjoy 60 days of mostly relaxing!