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City Slicker Toils in the Stretch
Mojo's three-year-old, Heza City Slicker (by City Zip out of Sheza Nasty Lady), ran in a five furlong race at Lone Star Park (LS) on Friday, June 10. This was City Slicker's 10th start in his racing career, and after five consecutive attempts, the race was held on the turf.
“We finally got the ideal racing surface, weather, and post position,” said Fred Taylor, Mojo’s CEM. “This was the moment we've been waiting for—would Slick be a good turf runner or not?”
At the start, Heza City Slicker came out of the gate well and was up with the pace. Around the turn, the rider called on him to make his move and the horse responded by drawing up with the front runners. At the top of the stretch, the horses on the lead pulled away, but City Slicker kept the same speed down the stretch. He would eventually be passed by three horses and finished 6th.
“There aren't any excuses,” Fred explains. “The conditions were perfect, and Slick is healthy, fit, and sound. He looked good going around the far turn; but, at the eight pole, he just left it in cruise control for the rest of the way home."
Mojo’s Trainer, JR Caldwell, said: "The rider had him in a good spot; but the horse didn't take off as he should in this type of race coming down the stretch."
“I'd like to believe he's capabable of doing better; but I think we've seen the best that he's going to give us at this level,” Fred says. “We can still have some fun with him at a lower level, and since he's fit, we might be able to race him two more times before the Lone Star Meet ends.”
So, stay tuned for upcoming racing info about Heza City Slicker, as well as more exciting news on our other Mojo Runners!
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