09/12/2010 4:46PM

Monmouth: Down Goes Erin Rose

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The sloppy track makes for a convenient excuse but, clearly, Erin Rose was not the same horse today she was on Haskell Day, finishing 2nd (barely) vs. only three rivals. She made an electrifying move toward the lead that day, drawing off in hand, but that acceleration was lacking today. Certainly, she deserves another chance, as this was only her 2nd career start, and her first on a wet track. But those that believed her seemingly brilliant maiden score was the product of a combination of a weak field and favorable position on the racetrack (off the rail) may have been absolutely correct. Hopefully, we'll find out more next time.