Phosphorescent broke fine and was forwardly placed while between horses in the early stages of the Maryland Million Turf Sprint. When called on by jockey Victor Molina around the turn, Phosphorescent came up empty. Molina wrapped up on him and saved him for another day.
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Victor Molina said, "My horse felt great physically, I just don't think he liked the soft turf. He did not have the same turn of foot."
Lupe said, "I really thought we would have run better. Victor said he didn't take to the track. He pullPhosphorescent cooled out fine after the race and shipped back to Philadelphia without incident. He scoped clean and walked soundly the day after. Lupe considered wheeling back in the $100,000 Woodford Stakes at Keeneland on October 9th, but thinks we are best suited to give our colt some more time between races. This was a disappointing effort, but we remain very high on Phosphorescent and think we will be able to draw a line through this race. He is only a four-year-old, and many successful grass campaigners flourish as older horses. We will most likely look to run back in an allowance race at Parx Racing at Philadelphia within the next few weeks. ed a shoe which never helps, but it was just not his day."
Sew Your Notes finished 6th outting in a very flat performance just to add to a very down week how quickly fortunes change
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