Saturday, July 30, 2011

Angry Dragon to Have Her First Race!

We made a small investment in Angry Dragon and a half sib, Red Baroness, over a year and a half ago, and honestly, we were beginning to wonder if they'd ever reach the racetrack. Well, the day that never seemed to get here has finally arrived!

Angry Dragon is in the entries for Tuesday's races at Parx (Philadelphia Park). She drew post 9 of 9 in the 3rd race (1:12 post time, EDT), which is a maiden special weight going 5 furlongs on the turf with a purse of $45,000. Of course, a first time starter actually winning is more than I dare hope for, especially given the outside post, but she couldn't ask for a better sire than Smarty Jones! There are several other first time starters in the race and a few coming off of long layoffs so it may not be the toughest group. She has just as good a shot as any.

Jose Flores will be up. There is a chance of thunder storms in Philly on Monday, but trainer Chuck Simon feels that as long as the track conditions are safe we would run on either surface. He likes the five furlong distance for her first start.

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