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Back on track in a big way. I gave her 35 days off because she was spent after that last race. I dropped her down to 1m1f and she throttled the field with a "Not hard pressed" comment. Next race will be at the same distance either in a handicap where she is not one of the highweights or an allowance race. She's earned the step up.

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:23 am
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She got 70 days rest because I couldn't find a suitable race. I finally settled on a 1m2f 3yo allowance. She wins again. A nice looking win but it wasn't easy. Next is another allowance to prove whether she is ready for group races.

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:35 am
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Oh yeah it's time for group races. She just stomped on another allowance field. I'll try and find a grade 3 feature race or one of those cheap no name graded races next.

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:43 am
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I had to wait for her 4yo debut for her next race. Which kinda works out. A good place to start testing group/graded company. The first suitable race though was on the turf. So on her first attempt on turf and in a Grade 3 race she runs a very good third at long odds. She is now worth much more at auction. Now the goal is to win a Grade 3.

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:56 am
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The last race the jockey said the distance was a little too short. The Grade 3 Top Flight at the same distance came up perfectly in the schedule so I had to go for it. She ran another third and would've won if given a few more yards. She is now multiple grade/group placed. Worth more now at auction. I will win a Grade 3 with her. I will... 8)

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:05 am
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I just had to try 1m1f again. :? The race came up perfect again in the schedule. She encountered trouble and a slow pace but still managed a credible 4th. Next race has to be at 1m2f.

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:14 am
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I found a 1m2f grade 3 but it was a lesser quality Canadian race. She runs a solid 2nd into slow pace. Her value is increasing. I think though I may have hit her peak. Will still keep trying for grade/group glory.

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:22 am
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Running out of time in her 4yo season I went back to 1m1f and again she finishes 3rd. She is consistent I'll give her that. I paid 320k for her so I hope to earn that much with her.

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Her record now...

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:33 am
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She ends her productive 4yo season with her best race yet. Still it's another defeat. A big second against a slightly classy horse. She's coming back at 5 for one more year of racing and hopefully graded victory glory.

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:42 am
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:D :D :D Boom! Her 5yo debut she finally breaks through in a big way. With no suitable group 3's and her last race being so good I decided to put her in a group 2 to start the year and she delivers. It's only group 1's from now on. Her value just went up all bigly like.

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:53 am
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I brought her back real fast in the Santa Anita Handicap and she ran a terrible 7th. Not even worth a picture. We may be close to auction time.

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:00 am
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After the Santa Anita Handicap debacle we regrouped and pointed for the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap. She finished a decent 5th but was never really a factor. I gave her one more chance to prove her Grade 1 chops in the Personal Ensign and she finished a nice third. She is now Grade 1 placed. :D I will end her career in the Breeders Cup after one more race.

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And here ends the story of Nasij. There wasn't enough time for two more races so she went next into the Breeders Cup Distaff in her career finale. She got the farthest back than she ever has in any of her races and made a nice run but it was way too late. 1m1f would always be too short for her and I didn't trust her to compete with the fillies and mares in the 1m2f FM Turf.

She cost 320k at auction and earned 350k. She came close to earning a lot more. Her final record under the tutelage of the Jedi Master...

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Sold at auction...

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For newcomers to the game, look for these hidden gems with low ratings. Horses with only one race or two on their resume who have run competitively in fast races that are out of their preferred distance ranges as 2yo's or 3yo's. Spot them right and you can turn a tidy profit with them to help build your empire.

For old players and hardened league players, I find it to be quite entertaining firing up a new game and just toying around with one horse trying to turn it into group material. A change of pace from dominating year after year in a long save or collecting league monsters like a mad scientist.

I hope you enjoyed this way too long story. G'night.

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Great read whilst having a cup of coffee. Kind of rekindled some enthusiasm for me. Cheers

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I'm still on SO6. I never get this kind of improvement with gear changes. I see it every now and then with AI horses. This horse just stomped my undefeated triple crown winner homebred of highest quality. His form reveals he has freaked with the addition of cheekpieces going from an 89 rating to a 140 in just nine races. I just said Holy S**t as he accelerated past my horse.

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