Phosphorescent worked five furlongs in 1.01:02 at Philadelphia. The work was 8th of 26 at the distance. Phosphorescent went by himself and Lupe was very pleased. This was a good "tune up" breeze. We are sticking with the same plan from last week’s update. We are going to enter the "three other than" allowance going 5 ½ furlongs on the turf on July 30th at Saratoga. We will handicap the field and decide whether or not to enter the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup going 5 furlongs on the turf on July 31st at Penn National. Regardless of where we go next, it sure looks like we are in for a fun summer with this horse.
Mr. Fantasy is set to work back over the weekend and will ship to Saratoga on Monday. Mike reports that we will look to run in the second half of August at Saratoga. He has not picked out a spot yet, and will take a look at the second condition book once it comes out in a few weeks
The Defenses Rests begins handwalking at Stonewall Farm later this week
Maria's Mon colt worked an easy quarter mile in: 27 on Tuesday at Belmont. Mike was pleased with the effort and said "He looked very good coming down the lane." The areas on his legs where he had the skin reaction look good. He is set to work another quarter mile on Sunday before shipping up to Saratoga on Monday. Once he arrives in Saratoga, he will likely breeze three furlongs. Mike did say that there is a chance this colt could make the end of the Saratoga meet, which ends on September 6th
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