June 15th, 2013
Finish Position: 4th of 11
Daily Racing Form Chart comment: "CARAT WEIGHT stalked the pace, chased late turn then finished evenly."
The filly scoped clean after the race and was sound the following day.
May 20th, 2013
Finish Position: 3rd of 12
I was quite pleased with Carat Weight’s effort today. She handled the proceedings before and after the race professionally. She broke well, but wasn’t as quickly into stride as some of the others, however she was given a good ride, kept out of trouble and came nicely with a run towards the finish. Gerry Olguin was quite happy with the filly and said that she did everything that he asked of her. He also commented that she can stay further than five furlongs.
The filly cooled out nicely after the race and appears to be sound.
May 18th, 2013
Finish Position: 6th of 10
Ardara came into this race in great form and I was very happy with her. Unfortunately, she had a reaction to the lasix administration, which materialized in the race with a condition called ‘the thumps’. This condition causes the diaphragm to malfunction. It would feel similar to having a hiccup with each breath, which understandably would cause great discomfort when exerting herself in a race.
We hope to rectify this issue and I am confident that her next race will be much better. The filly trained normally the following day.
May 5th, 2013
Finish Position: 10th of 14
Daily Racing Form Chart comment: "CARAT WEIGHT, bothered at the start, settled off the pace, was hustled three and four wide on the turn then lacked a closing response."
March 31st, 2013
Finish Position: 7th of 9
Daily Racing Form Chart comment: “HOI AN chased the pace off the rail, then drifted out in the far turn and faltered.”
March 28th, 2013
Finish Position: 2nd of 10
Daily Racing Form Chart comment: “ARDARA rated off the pace after breaking in the air, raced four wide around the far turn and rallied to be up for the place while being out finished by the winner.”