Posted by Avram Freedberg
Ahvee’s Destiny and Arielle’s Song arrived today in Saratoga Springs. The plan is to move Arielle’s Song to Belmont in a few days and continue training her up to her first race, which should take place at Belmont.
Ahvee’s Destiny aka The Queen will point to one of two races at Pimlico the day before the Preakness. The decision will be based on the quality of the entrants and the weather/track condition.
We decided today to give Conseated Lady an additional 2 – 4 weeks of recovery time before putting her back into training. She is a daughter of Congaree. Linda was buying horses in Ocala last week. She saw a son of Congaree who looked good but she was told was unsound. Obviously, we are worried this will continue to be the situation with Conseated Lady too.
Holy Blitzer came up lame after her last breeze. It seems to be a stifle injury which, hopefully, will not be too severe nor put her out of commission for too long. We’ll know more after getting a Vet report (Vet hasn’t seen her yet). BTW, the first time I heard the word “lame,” I thought it was a chronic condition. However, in horse racing, it is usually a very temporary condition.
Katy’s Office Girl will be shipped from Ocala to Saratoga on Friday. All in all, this means we will have 3 horses at Belmont or Saratoga and 3 horses in Florida.
It’s Kentucky Derby time. Only a few days remain until the “First Saturday in May.” No one Big Brown this year, just several competitive horses from I Want Revenge (Linda’s pick) to Pioneer of the Nile, Dunkirk (one of several from Todd Pletcher) and Mr. Hot Stuff and Regal Ransom from Sheik Maktoum. Many really good horses have been injured and will not appear. Enjoy it!