Flattery races tomorrow in race 8. Ransom Note races Saturday in race 7.
Second, I was signed up for a men’s weekend retreat with 14 others in Sharon, CT. It was a surprise that we running two at Aqueduct during that weekend. but it has come to pass. So, I feel badly cancelling my participation in the retreat at this late hour, but I have done so. My apologies.
We may not win either race but we dream of prevailing. Flattery‘s victory at Laurel Park, barely two weeks ago, was so exciting, I almost forgot to put my silks on (thank you, Rhoda)! If we are lucky enough to win either of these two races, I won’t forget.
FlatteryWillGetYou runs against her stablemate, Hot City Girl, who beat her two races ago, as well as other contenders who finished in front of her in that unusually poor performance. Can she bounce back? We hope so. Then, we’ll give her a little time off to get stronger before Belmont and Saratoga.
Ransom Note will be meeting tougher competition than in his last race. Just like Flattery, he’ll be racing at 7 furlongs (7/8 mile) under Cornelio Velasquez. Saturday is a great day of racing at Aqueduct with the running of the Wood Memorial and several other Stakes races.
Ramon Dominguez has been re-named Daring Destiny. Linda thinks of him as “ordinary.” You can’t be ordinary and be named after Hall of Fame jockey Ramon Dominguez. Of course, we hope he proves her wrong!
Hay Field is now with Israeli trainer, Assaf Ronen. We hope to get a quick reading on whether she can be competitive on the grass. It’s her last chance. To date, she has shown nothing on the racetrack.
Another Genius arrived at Linda’s barn to prepare for the turf season.
Candy for Kisses, who did NOT get pregnant on the first try, is now 17 days pregnant and doing well. Now we just wait to see if all progresses normally and she holds her first baby.
Wish everyone luck!