Tyke finishes midfield

Cape Tycoon finished back in the field in his handicap at St. Cloud, but didn’t race too badly. He was lying third for most of the one-mile race but he pulled quite a bit as usual, and when a hole opened in the stretch run, he wasn’t able to take advantage of it. After that, he got back on the bridle and was ready to accelerate, but then there was too much traffic to move and Gerald Mosse quickly gave up. We thought he could have hung on for a place, but that thought hadn’t really occurred to Mosse, who realized he wouldn’t win and quit riding. I still think the distance is a little too long, and I would like to keep him at 1,400 meters. And Mosse did say that he would be better on a flatter track, which I would agree with since his somewhat fragile joints don’t take galloping up and down hills all that well. That said, I think we could have done better today. But that’s racing. All win streaks come to an end, and it just means we’ll have to start another one, hopefully tomorrow at Longchamp with Hard Way.

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