Uma Musume – Pretty Derby 2.9: Comeback Horse…

Will third time be the charm for Teio?

BNW Horses Cameo

Before we get to Teio we got a cool cameo by Team BNW. For readers unaware of this trio they starred in a 3-Part OVA called BNW’s Oath. Check that out to learn more about them. Winning Ticket won the race.

Mejiro McQueen and PalmerI  do believe this is the first time this season Mejiro McQueen and Mejiro Palmer interacted with each other. We learned the upcoming race, the Takurazuka Kinen. The Mejiro Family have won the race two years in a row and McQueen was determined to be the third Mejiro to do so. SPOILERS, she succeeded.

Teio and Rudolph share a momentAfter a long time Teio and her dearest kaichou spent some time together. Throughout the episode everyone, including Teio, were pumped for her return. Rudolph was kinda jelly Teio had someone else she wanted to be as good as besides her. How cute.

Twin Turbo challenges TeioDespite not being the strongest member of Team Canopus Twin Turbo has the biggest heart. Bless her.

Everything seemed to be going her way as her comeback race and destined rematch with McQueen inched ever closer. However…

Teio injured a third time

The writers were like “Oh. So you only think she’s a good protag horse but not a great protag horse? How about this? Let’s make her injury prone!” My response was, “Dood. That’s overkill.”

Fans already calling her retirementThe doctor and fans already declared her a retired racer. They all thought it’s impossible to come back after three injuries. Only the devoted few believed she would be back in action.

Teio about to give up

The doubt slowly broke Teio down. McQueen still believed she’d return but when Teio saw how strong she was that was the last straw. Teio believed that even after recovery she’d never be able to match McQueen’s speed. Was this the end of Teio’s career as an active competitor?

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6 Responses to Uma Musume – Pretty Derby 2.9: Comeback Horse…

  1. tbiscut74 says:

    Another great episode!

    Bless Twin Turbo! Love her so much! 2nd Best Horse, without a doubt!

    You all know who’s Best Horse. The times she appeared in this episode were great! Would have loved to see more of her reign as leader, but alas it was not to be.

    What happens to Teio was heart breaking. Especially at the end there.

    Can’t wait for more.

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  2. opaco1234 says:

    Oh, even as hearthbroken that could be, is realistic that after many injures her body will simple reach a limit


  3. chikorita157 says:

    Yes, it’s heartbreaking that Teio can’t seem to break out of her curse of not injuring herself. Sure, she was overconfident at one point, but she doesn’t deserve this curse as one time will already teach her a lesson.

    Still, I think the fans are giving up too quickly. You never know that after being injured three times, there is still a chance for her to make a comeback. If Suzuka can do it, I think Teio can eventually do it after three tries.

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  4. yurimylove says:

    i know the writers seem kind of cruel, but i read from multiple places that the real life racehorse Tokai Teio did actually suffer a third fracture. I’m guessing that it is possible to return to active racing even after such injury.


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