Thursday, August 12, 2010

Updates

Phosphorescent is doing well after his colic scare last week. He resumed normal training and is galloping daily. Lupe said you would not really know we missed any time. The timing was fortunate as it came right after a race and we were not pushing on him hard anyway. Phosphorescent will be at Penn National for another couple weeks as the track work at Philly finishes. We are on target for the $250,000 Turf Monster Stakes on September 6th at Philadelphia Park. If we run well in the Turf Monster, we will be hard pressed to not think this horse is a legitimate contender for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. II) on November 6th at Churchill.

Mr. Fantasy worked an easy four furlongs in 50:97 this morning at Saratoga over the main track. He was originally scheduled to work yesterday, but the track was wet so Mike postponed the work until today. Mike called this a "nice, easy maintenance work." Mr. Fantasy has had a very good week of training and will likely breeze five furlongs next week. Mike is considering two race options. The Charles Dowd Stakes is an overnight NY Bred race going 7 furlongs on August 27th. However, Mike does not love the 7 furlong distance considering this will be Mr. Fantasy's first race back since May. The other race option is the open "two other than" allowance going 6 furlongs on September 4th at Saratoga. Mike is going to see how Mr. Fantasy trains in the coming weeks before nailing down a race target, but those two races are on the radar.

Brave Monarch worked an easy three furlongs in 38 on Friday at Saratoga. He went in company with another colt that Mike is quite high on, and our colt outworked him. He is really moving forward nicely. He galloped out of the gate today and was a true professional. He is scheduled to work back on Friday, and remains on target to debut at Saratoga, which ends September 6th. Mike has not picked out a race target as of yet, but will do so once this colt gets a few more works under his belt. We will have spotlight video of him posted tomorrow.

The Defense Rests will begin turnout in about a week.

4 comments:

  1. Looking forward to hearing about Mr. Fantasy working up to his next race and will try to be there whenever he runs. Would like to see him in mile races but what do I know, lol. Just love this colt, he seems to have put some weight on and I know his apetite has never been a problem : )

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  2. Will be nice to get him back to the track , We agree would be better at a mile but need to get a steady string of races together something he had not been albe to do lately

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