Yup. As expected they went with this angle.
They wasted no time confirming Teio injured her leg in the last race.
Teio refused to let the doctor tell her she couldn’t compete and wanted to get back in action ASAP. She made a deal with Trainer Guy that unless the doctor told her otherwise near the deadline of the upcoming Kikkashou she would compete. She had to win that race to fulfill her dream of becoming an undefeated Triple Crown winner.
As she slowly recovered she was recommended to try image training, basically watching other horses race and visualizing how she would compete against them. Naturally her teammates all helped her as best as they could throughout her recovery.
Nice to see Special and Suzuka’s long distance relationship going smoothly.
Some of its members include Twin Turbo (shark horse), Ikuno Dictus (big brain megane) and most importantly Nice Nature who really wanted to race Teio. She overheard her possibly competing in the Kikkashou and wanted to do all she could to qualify. She of course did.
In the end despite all her efforts and training safely the doctor didn’t let her race. She kept her chin up for as long as she could but as she simulated herself on the Kikkashou course she couldn’t hold back any longer. Rudolph wanted to be there for her but couldn’t find the right words of comfort or encouragement. As Teio saw Nice Nature and the other horses give their all to prove they’re strong enough to beat her she cheered up a bit and cheered them on.
After the race Teio told Trainer Guy she may have lost the chance to become and undefeated Triple Crown winner but she was still undefeated. She would find another way to become a legend.
Good stuff once more. Nice to see they got through the injury angle as quickly as possible. Next time we’ll see if Teio’s ready to race again.