Lets see they claimed her on 12/21/2011 for 5k(thats with the allowance) and she banked 89,850 in 2012 with 11 wins in 43 starts. Im sure they have every right to give her a couple weeks off.
On Nov 3/2012 she finish 5th beaten 3/4 of a length in the FM open
on nov 24/2012 she finished 5th beaten 2 1/4 lengths in the FM open
Thats almost wiining the open in my eyes when you get beat less than a length.
Your right they probably didn't want her for 4k..... 90k later.
90K Minus expensives for a trainer who spends 2k a month at least in vet bills . Now take that 90k and cut it in half between both claims .
By no means am i saying Oosting doesn't better a horse but he puts thousands into the horses as they get better and purses don't warrant it . The little guy loves to win races with cheap horses and looks like Becky B Skipalong wasn't what oo thought she was . Drove her like she was 40-1 and needed to save ground to get a win last evening .