Re: Can't have it both ways (305 Views)
Posted by: P-Dub
Date: May 06, 2019 02:59PM
This wasn't bumping and jostling.
This was a horse coming out 2-3 paths, directly in front of a horse that was making a move at full speed into the stretch. It's dangerous, significantly affected WOW, and a foul.
I didn't like Prat lodging an objection, and Mott didn't have to say what he did. Nobody needed to hear him tell us the difference between the Derby and a 10k claimer on a Thursday. This is the part that irritates me. Just shut up until the decision, then tell us about 10k claimers and stewards doing the right thing.
After having a few days to settle down, my final thoughts are:
- WOW was significantly impacted and deprived of his chance to win. Without the interference I think he had a real shot to win.
- Prat should have kept his mouth shut and never lodged an objection. He had every chance to win, wasn't impeded, and just wasn't good enough.
- Long Range Toddy finished 18th and also should have said nothing, going the same route as WOW. If the objection doesn't get you on the board or a check, why bother?
If this happens, Maximum Security wins and I bitch and moan about how my horse got impeded. Wouldn't be the first time, and I can live with it. But once the objections were lodged, it's difficult not to take him down.