You don’t really recover from the loss of a parent quickly. There is an ache deep in your heart and stomach, particularly when you’re finished sitting Shiva, the seven day period of mourning where you receive visits from the community and speak about your loved one. When your visitors depart for the last time, you feel that missing person all the more.
It’s now you need some distractions. So, today, we had an interesting lunch reviewing the theater business and now, we’ll review the horsie business.
I’ve haven’t looked at the entrants’ records for tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes. The easy call is Orb who liked the sloppy track when he won the Kentucky Derby. But frankly this group of 3-yr. olds is mighty confusing. You might want to go for the girl jockey (Rosie Napravnik) on the filly Unlimited Budget or one of the longshot colts.
As for our stable, our harness horse came in 2nd at Saratoga Harness last week. She’ll run in a similar race, this Sunday at Saratoga Harness. It’s the 10th race at about 3:45 PM (though it did not go off last week until after 4PM). She’s driven out of the 4 hole by Dan Capello, Jr. with a 12-1 morning line.
Hear the Footsteps, our first 3-race winner, since Ahvee’s Destiny (she won 11 times), is entered on the grass at Belmont next Thursday from the 5 post under Jose Ortiz, Jr. It’s 6 furlongs. Go Footsie!
Jess Not Jesse answered a question this week. He breezed for the first time this year. It was a bullet workout, which means it was the fastest workout out of 21 horses breezing at that distance. This is amazing based on his prior problems and that it is a first workout which is usually much slower. WOW!
It’s Truly Ahvee also had a nice first breeze, since coming back from the equine hospital.
Hidden Music our only filly and our last claim will hopefully run next Friday at a mile at Belmont. We’ll see if they use that race some time tomorrow.
Arch Traveler and Inchcape are still recovering from their foot and shin issues. They may be heading down to the farm for some time off and where they will probably be gelded. Ouch!
Everything’s Cricket Racing
PS Thanks to all for your expressions of sympathy and/or Shiva visits. Your support is truly appreciated.