Brave Monarch worked an easy four furlongs in 52:02 (47/47) on Saturday morning at Belmont. Mike said, “Don’t be alarmed by the slow time. I had him go nice and easy since it was his first official four furlongs in while. I’ll press on him for more speed in next week’s breeze.” A debut before the end of the year at Aqueduct remains viable.
The Defense Rests
*Been galloping very strongly each morning at Kirkwood
*He’s come along a little quicker than Kip anticipated. Accordingly, he is scheduled to resume speedwork with an easy breeze through the lane on the farm. This is good news.
*We’re going to get him up to Mike’s barn at Belmont early next week.
*Upon arrival, he will walk the shedrow for a day or two to acclimate to his new surroundings before heading to the track.
*When will he return to the races? That’s hard to say exactly right now, but based on our experience, we estimate end of January/February.
Phosphorescent will begin IRAP therapy later this week.
*Had second PRP treatment over the weekend. Stall rested for two days and is back outside each day in the dry lot.
*Dr. Baker will perform IRAP therapy this week.
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