Lasix? She Don’t Need No Stinking Lasix
#1 in the above screenshot missed the break completely, spotted the field a full 5 lengths in her first career start – then flew past all of them to win by 5+ lengths at Mountaineer last week on an off track, in hand. And she did so without Lasix.
Watch it here:
What you don’t see in the replay is that this 2yo filly also broke away from the lead pony and completed a vigorous warmup, knocking off a solid 15sec furlong roughly 7min before loading into the gate for this 6F effort. Congrats to the connections for the courage to race this promising daughter of Bernstein drug free first time out, as well as expending the extra effort to have her psychologically ready for the extensive warm up.
It’s not every day you see a youngster have a legitimate excuse (bad break) and not need to use it – a perfect example of the successful marriage of external and internal horsemanship.
While I applaud the efforts of the newly formed Water/Hay/Oats Alliance for their stated goal to race 2yo without Lasix and Bute – I implore them to do something different in order to get back some of the advantage they are losing by giving up 30lbs of water weight to others in the field. Here are some suggestions:
1. Warm up like #1 did before the above race
2. Blowout your 2yo a day before the race, a Carl Nafzger/Rick Dutrow favorite: http://thoroedge.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/the-curious-case-of-richard-dutrow-conditioning-genius-or-drug-cheat/
3. Get STORM