Phosphorescent breezed an easy four furlongs in 49:00 on Sunday at Philadelphia. The work was not recorded by the clockers. Lupe is thrilled with how this horse is training. If all things were equal, Lupe would prefer to run in the stake at Penn National over the allowance race at Saratoga. He thinks we will fit very well in the stake, and could always come back in the “three other than” later in the meet at Saratoga if we do not win. We have a chance to get a stakes win into this horse, and don’t want to let the chance pass us by. Lupe plans on talking to the racing secretary on Saturday to get an idea of how the field is shaping up for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup then make a decision
Mr. Fantasy worked three furlongs in 37:80 at Belmont over the training track on Sunday. Mike reports that Mr. Fantasy went very nicely. His ankles puffed up a bit after the work, but Mike is not overly concerned. This is just something that we are going to have to manage moving forward. Mr. Fantasy arrived in Saratoga and is set to work back next week. It is still too early for Mike to firm up a race target.
Maria’s Mon colt worked a quarter mile in 25.00 in company with Haystack Needle on Sunday. Both went very nicely. This colt arrived in Saratoga, and will work three furlongs over the surface next week.
We watched him train this morning and looks great. He is very professional and eager to train
The Defense Rests is handwalking daily at Stonewall. He will begin daily turnout in about three weeks
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