In episode 96 of Chicago Race of the Day, let’s take a look at Friday’s 7th race at Hawthorne: a $5,000 starter allowance that drew eight of the saltiest horses on the grounds: over 332 starts among them, the kinds of durable horses that make horse racing so rewarding to follow over time. And, it’s a fun race: competitive, with several serious win contenders.
Sorry, everyone! I did have information about #7, Run Your Race, but there must have been a little too much tryptophan in my turkey, and I completely missed that paragraph when I was speaking this aloud for the podcast. I am so sorry for the omission and the confusion!
This is the section about him that I was supposed to have in the show:
#7 Run Your Race has some speed, but not really five-furlong speed…but he doesn’t need to be on the front end…he has four wins, and he led at every call exactly never. In his first two he was really close at all calls, but in his two more recent ones he was tracking a few lengths back. That tactical speed is good. The question for him is…how good is he on the dirt? He comes out of the same state-bred allowance as Demand Ransom, so he now faces a field that’s…well, this field isn’t easy, but the top end isn’t as tough as the top end of that allowance. But, Run Your Race is 0-for-10 on the dirt. He has three seconds, so every so often he pops up with something good on the dirt. And, trainer Michael Reavis has been red hot. Especially if Run Your Race takes some money, it’s worth considering underneath…but that’s as enthusiastic as I’d ever be about him on dirt here.