Saturday, September 3, 2011
Angry Dragon's Second Race
I haven't handicapped the race yet, but we're expecting her to do better now that she has a little experience. Last time she appeared to stumble at the break and was way on the outside, so she used a lot of energy recovering and getting to the front and then leading the pack most of the way. Despite tiring in the lane, she hung on for fifth place. I don't know yet if there's any other early speed in the race. If there isn't, she might just bolt to the front and make them come and catch her. But if there is, her trainer might just see if she can rate and save some horse for the last furlong.
Her last race was also on turf, and she may prefer dirt (as her sire Smarty Jones certainly did).
You can stream the race live online if you want to see it: http://www.monmouthpark.com/video.aspx
The 6th race should be at @3:20 Eastern Time.