Friday, February 20, 2009

Rail Trip Heads Allowance Field at Santa Anita Today

Jay Em Ess Stable's Rail Trip schooled at Santa Anita during Thursday's 2nd race for trainer Ron Ellis, in preparation for today's 2nd race, an allowance event at 1-1/16 miles. This lovely 4-year-old son of Jump Start is undefeated in three career starts, and looks every bit the part.

Rail Trip posted a bullet work on Sunday, going five furlongs in :59 -- the fastest of 85 works at the distance. In his last start on Jan. 30 at Santa Anita, Rail Trip was an impressive 5-1/2 length winner in an actual "rail trip" from the 1 post position at 1-1/16 miles with jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr. aboard. Valdivia has the mount again today, from post position 3.


Sally said...

Mary, when you see a horse schooling in the saddling area, is it appropriate or out of line to ask for the name of the horse?

Mary Forney's Blog said...

I ask all the time, and most trainers are happy to tell me. Sometimes I get no answer, especially if I ask the groom leading the horse and he doesn't understand what I'm asking! I don't think it's out of line, as long as you're respectful of the horse and the people working with it, and stay out of the way.

Amateurcapper said...

He won again, "handily" per the chart comment. Curious that he ran here when I heard some grumblings he could run in the Big 'Cap in two weeks. There's more "under the hood" but can he be ready for graded stakes competition off two easy races?

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