Turfani in on Tuesday

Turfani will run at St. Cloud on Tuesday, in the same category of her last two races – claiming for 9,000 euros – and nearly the same distance at 2,100 meters. She was 6th at that distance and category the last two times out, so hopefully she can improve this time and bring home a check. She’ll be ridden by a male jockey for the first time, so it will be interesting to see if that changes things. She seems to be fit and well, and her new, less-rich diet seems to suit her better. It’s started raining a bit tonight, so we should have a slight softening in the ground, which is good, and we’ll have – again – a full field of 20 runners. I’m not going to get too optimistic because Tyke was so disappointing at Chantilly last Friday, so we’ll just do as the French do: Say “merde” and hope for the best!

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