Swiss Minister Claimed

Tough trip today for Swiss Minister as he got pinned down on the rail. The rail has been very deep and dead here at Del Mar, not the place we wanted to be. Swiss Minister was claimed out of the race for $20,000 by trainer Andy Mathis. Swiss has always been a barn favorite and will be missed but at this stage of his career needed to be in these claiming races to be competitive.

Race Recap

Pretty simple today. First, not the easiest of trips as Swiss Minister checked a few times going down the backstretch being forced to take up, stop and stop multiple times. Very hard to run well when something like that happens. Secondly, we were a bit outclassed and will need to drop a class or two in competition next out. It appears that Swiss came out of the race no worse for wear and we’ll look to regroup in a few weeks at Los Alamitos if everything goes well.

Race Recap

Best performance to date from Soul Beam today. He broke alertly and was aggressively ridden by jockey Flavien Prat, putting him into the race early and finishing nicely. Unfortunately we were just second best today. Very proud of the effort. We’ll see how Soul Beam comes out of the race and how he’s feeling next week before making a determination on when we’ll look to run next. With another month left in the Santa Anita meet we could be looking at a start at Del Mar next.