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The Skinny On Somebeachsomewhere

Published: September 7, 2008 2:23 pm ET

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For the first three-quarters of the mile in last night's second division of the Simcoe Stakes, it looked as though Somebeachsomewhere was well on his way into the Mohawk Racetrack history books.

The colt's co-owner/trainer Brent MacGrath had the pacer examined shortly after last night's performance, and he authored an explanation in his blog on Standardbred Canada's website.

Here's what MacGrath had to offer following the colt's Simcoe Stakes assignment:

"We scoped Beach immediately following the race, concerned about his un-characteristically slow last quarter. He scoped showing mucus in his throat and lungs, which prevented him from getting his wind on the end of the mile.

He was feeling really good this morning, went for a big run in the paddock. He started his antibiotic treatment, and after a few days we expect him to bounce back good as new.

It's a good thing we decided to roll him along to the three quarters where the sickness finally took a toll (as it should have after arriving there in 1:20 and change), had we not done that we may have never even noticed the sickness, luckily, it was easy to see that the Beach was not himself."

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