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Monday, November 14, 2011

Check This Out

You don't get to see this that often.  Check Me Out, a 1-9 shot in the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs went off stride in the race, spotting the field 24 lengths at one point.  People must have been salivating as once Check Me Out jumped, all that remained in the race were 99-1 shots. Dreams of box car payoffs must have been in their head.

Well, fortunately for Check Me Out, this was not a particularly strong field in the Matron, but yet it was impressive seeing this horse bounce back from her 24 length deficit to win the race at the wire.  What made this impressive is you really didn't see her get back into the race until the 3.4 pole.  At that point, it was just a question of possibly running out of racetrack.

No, it was not the greatest comeback of all times, but it was still very impressive.  If you did not watch the race, you can see it below.

4 comments:

Scott Jeffreys said...

Dear Pacingguy : If the half was in 58.1 and the mile in 1:58 flat ... and Check Me Out was really 25 lengths down (perhaps 20 at the half mile pole), that means the Matron winner came home in 55.4parked three wide on the final turn.

jiggyjiggyjog said...

The announcer had her 8 back, while the charter has her 12 1/2 behind at the half. I wonder how accurate the official number is? Can it be proven, or is a guesstimate the order of the day? That extra 1/2 length means that it is either done mechanically, or the charter is pretty confident of his/her abilities.

Pacingguy said...

If they have a system like Trackus at Dover, then it would be mechanical. Otherwise, the charter has been doing this for quite awhile to get it to the 1/2 length.

Pacingguy said...

If they have a system like Trackus at Dover, then it would be mechanical. Otherwise, the charter has been doing this for quite awhile to get it to the 1/2 length.