Animal Kingdom does it!

AnimalKingdomALW021812AC298photo by Coglianese photos

I’m sure I’ve said it before but I will say it again.  I don’t know how Graham and other trainers deal with the pressure before a race in which you really really want everything to happen as planned but I get so nervous I almost cry before the race!  AK got it done though so I’m OK now!  He amuses me by the way he’s always looking around.  I’ve mentioned it in photo’s and I noticed he was looking around while he was going to the start.  He’s had so many photo’s taken I reckon he’s on automatic pose!

John Velazquez rode a smart race in the fact that he sensed they had slowed the pace down and made his move early and it was incredible to see Animal Kingdom lengthen his stride when he got to the front.  I think the official margin was about 2 1/2 lengths.  Galloping back, there he was, looking into the infield at photographers again!  His trot and collected gallop would have made an eventer envious!  Many congratulations again today to Team Valor International and breeder Barry Irwin.{jcomments on}

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