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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

News and Notes - March 3

- NYRA needs another short-term extension. Didn't you think we were done with this? The agreement has still not been finalized, and the current extension expires on Thursday. Charles Hayward told the Form that NYRA did not expect to have its request denied. Let's not even go there!

- I took the advice of reader Glimmerglass and checked out Absolutely Cindy's win over the boys in the Battaglia. Absolutely Cindy (Arch) was not only dead last, but she had to be eleven wide turning for home. Don't want to start a Fountain of Youth controversy and get Randy Moss to whip out the ol' digital timer, but BRIS and the Form may want to double check their half mile time on their charts. The 46.78 half posted during the running of the race makes more sense to me than the 45.78 shown in the charts. That published fraction would mean that the second quarter of the race went in 22.18, which would be pretty quick. Absolutely Cindy got a career best Beyer of 89, and will return to the filly ranks in either the Boubonette, on the Lanes End undercard, or the Ashland.


Michael said...

I'm glad she's going back to filly ranks -- either way I think she'll be fine as she looks like one of those Polytrack specialists that loves both Kee and TP...

Glimmerglass said...

Thanks Alan. A nifty effort by Absolutely Cindy and her owner/breeder/trainer (Keith Kinmon) has enjoyed the filly who "likes to come from the clouds". A prior effort at Churchill on the turf in Nov was the same:

Keith also said in the DRF her best surface is turf and he has no delusions of pointing to the KY Derby with her, although maybe the Oaks.

His outlook with her is of the rational sense: she'll do well in the right spot at the right time.