Flying Spur breaks through
That's the headline I was hoping for after the Silverbulletday. The problem is that it describes the start and not the finish.
The one nice price I was waiting to play all day broke through the gate before the start, and you probably know how that usually goes. There wasn't time to cancel my tickets, which I knew were pretty much a waste before the race was underway. What is especially frustrating is that it appeared Garter Belt in the next stall was the first one to misbehave, trying to get over the stall doors and causing both Flying Spur and Southern Yankee to act up. Flying Spur was the only one I saw get through the gate and I can count on no hands the number of times I've seen a horse break through before the start and then come back to win.
Once the race was underway Flying Spur lagged well behind the field and passed tiring horses to get fourth. This is not the way I wanted today to play out. We're down to the last stakes event and I'm still loking to cash my first ticket of the day.
Giant Oak is 7-5 for the Risen Star. He was my pick, but I can't take anyone at 7-5 in a race with this much emerging talent. If you've been reading today, though, you've probably noticed a trend whereby I mention a horse I don't have any interest in playing and then that horse wins.