Chasing a Slow Early Horse

I am proud of Chasing TImes. He was placed mid pack by our substitute jockey and endured mud in his face fraction after fraction. Then, he picked it up and ran his race as strong as he always does when as asked by the Jockey who was content to follow a slow running early horse who was intentionally slowing the race down. I just wish the jockeys would keep him outside on rainy days and much closer to the leaders (or past the slow leader) because his close is always about the same speed once he hits his stride.
It is just unfortunate that it rained, and that Rosario was not available. However, Chasing TImes showed he has the endurance to go longer and be competitive at higher class competition.