May 24, 2010

A Canadian Champion

Picture it, a longshot is flying down the lane, picking off horses one by one. She is literally gaining with every stride; judging by her rate of rally, she should have no problem sweeping by the leaders for the victory. All of a sudden, one of the horses she is about to pass makes a sharp right hand turn sideswiping the stretch runner. The bumping is strong, throwing her temporarily off stride and carrying the filly much wider than she already was. After regaining stride, she kicks into high gear again, only to run out of ground, and finishes a fast closing 4th. I felt bad, as she was my longshot pick, and I stood to collect a few shillings if she had won. Just think how her connections must have felt. Pretty unlucky if this race was in a claiming event, right? Yes it would have been, but this was no claiming race. In fact it was last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, and the unlucky loser was Biofuel.
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1 comments:

LDP said...

Biofuel is definately talented. If she runs on dirt this year and takes to it, I can't wait for another match up between her and BL