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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

OK Third for Rap Tale

- A decent third for Rap Tale at the Meadowlands on Tuesday. She saved ground, started to make a little move approaching the final turn, but didn't make much progress there; not particularly agile around the bends is she. She finished OK in a one-paced effort to get the show spot, earning $4920, bringing her purse earnings to $63,000 since the claim in May. Though, as this reader pointed out, that barely covers the monthly bills in New York, unlike the Kasey K horses stabled at Philly Park, where the day rates are significantly less. (On the other hand, as Sunny Jim pointed out, Just Zip It has more than paid her bills finishing mostly in the money in inflated-purse NY-bred allowance and stakes races).

Bob's breeding guy thinks that, between her pedigree and her long stride, we should be looking for marathons of a mile and a quarter or more for Rap Tale. He thinks she could just outlast the competition. She's by Tale of the Cat, out of a Pleasant Tap mare, and has mucho distance influence on her distaff side. Seems worth a shot; though I'm obviously not objective, I think there's some talent there if we can find a niche for her, so perhaps that's it. And she's only three after all, and certainly has room for improvement.

- FOX is one game away in each league from their least preferred World Series matchup. Phils-Rays could be a good matchup, but a ratings nightmare for the network. Gee, too bad about that.


SaratogaSpa said...

Red Sox-Dodgers would have been a ratings grabber for FOX.

Rays-Phillies will be a disaster

Anonymous said...

Tale of the Cat not exactly a marathon sire, although Pleasant Tap certainly is.

With that pedigree there just might be some broodmare value, so I understand the reluctance to expose her too low.

Anonymous said...

Marty Oogots says
oh please enough hype with your horse. The horse was so damn tired after the race your lucky she wasn't vanned off. Yes, I was there to see myself. So, stop with your BS about Rap Tale. That guy is right she needs to be entered in a 3000 claimer. Maybe she will run third for ya and you can rave look how she collected a third place check. Give it break ehhhh