Saturday, October 4, 2008

October 4th, 2008: KEE Race 8

The Shadwell Turf Mile.

Thorn Song, with Robby Albarado up, ran a nice tactical race, and he had a lot of horse for the last 2 furlongs. The Turk's favorite, Rahy's Attorney, broke well from the 12 spot, sat in second until the final turn, and faded at the end. I didn't bet the race because I didn't have time to fully handicap it, but I'm not sure if it settled a favorite for the turf mile. Some good horses just didn't seem that interested in winning.

Jason Shandler of reported that "...Ridden aggressively by Robby Albarado, Thorn Song broke from post three and took advantage of a lack of early speed in the field of 12. He clicked off solid fractions of :23.28, :46.26 and 1:10.01 for six furlongs. Karelian and Kingship were up close for a half-mile, as was Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) winner Rahy’s Attorney. War Monger was never far behind and came up to challenge at the top of the stretch. But Thorn Song repelled the bid with a sixteenth of a mile remaining and got to the wire before Shakis, who made a furious late run from the back of the pack."

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