Claimer of the Week: Veteran Mare makes easy score in Ohio

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comBlondecat took the lead midway in the second race at Thistledown last Saturday and ran away from all foes to win by nearly 5 lengths. Blondecat has been named the claimer of the week. The bay mare completed the 6 panels in 1:12.04 over a fast track. The daughter of Wildcats Heir returned $4.00 to her supporters after her victory over $4,000 claimers was made official. Walter De La Cruz guided the 7 year old to her 15th career victory. The Florida bred is trained by Nabu Morales and owned by Michael Friedman. Blondecat has made 50 career starts and finished in the money (top 3 finishers) 30 times. Her career earnings are approximately $248,000.

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