Brave Monarch worked another easy three furlongs in 38:12 (8 of 8) Saturday morning at Belmont. He followed that up with a three furlong breeze in 38:82 (8/9) this morning. Mike said, “We are in a good spot with this horse. He is coming together nicely and his legs look very good. I’ll probably work him a half next time. He put a few pounds on during his period of light training, but those will come right off with a few more works.” If all goes well, we expect to see our grey colt in the starting gate toward the end of December.
Click here to listen to yesterday’s Tuesdays at Two conference call with Mike Hushion. Brave Monarch is referenced about 5:05.
Phosphorescent*Post-surgical bandages were changed earlier this week.*Dr. Baker will inject his ankles with hyaluronic acid in about a week. Hyaluronic acid stimulates production of healthy joint fluid and decreases cartilage damage.*In about 2 weeks, Phosphorescent will begin IRAP therapy to help reduce inflammation and to strengthen the cartilage. Click here to learn more about the therapy.
Mr. Fantasy *Began PRP therapy this week. He will have one treatment per week for the next two weeks.*Dr. Baker gave him the go ahead to be turned out into a small paddock for a few hours each day to enjoy the sunshine. *After each PRP treatment every week, he will be on stall rest for two days before resuming turnout.*In about three weeks, he will receive IRAP therapy to help reduce inflammation and to strengthen the cartilage. Click here to learn more about the therapy.
The Defense Rests started galloping this week at Kirkwood Farm. Kip will gradually increase the intensity of his gallops over the next few weeks before resuming speedwork later in the month.
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