Brave Monarch worked four furlongs in 51:11 (45 of 52) on Monday morning at Belmont over the dirt training track. Mike said, “This was a good work. My exercise rider went the first 1/8th too slow, but this colt finished up strongly. We’ll get a few more works into him before looking for race. I think there is a good chance we will get his debut in before the end of the year at Aqueduct.”
The Defense Rests ended up having an abscess in his left front foot. Last week Kip and his team soaked the foot to try and draw out the inflammation and infection. The farrier thought something may have gotten lodged in one of his nail holes, and our colt’s body reacted by forming an abscess to try and get rid of the foreign body. He was outfitted with a ¾ shoe on Monday and jogged soundly this morning. It looks like we knocked this out. Kip’s farrier plans to put a full sized shoe back on him on Friday. If everything looks good, he will resume training over the weekend.
Phosphorescent had another IRAP therapy session on Monday. Click here to learn about IRAP. He’s been on stall rest for the past two days, and will resume turnout tomorrow. Don’t worry, on cold days he’ll head out with a heavy blanket on to keep him warm.
Mr. Fantasy had his final PRP treatment on Monday. He’s been on stall rest for the past two days, and will move into a small paddock tomorrow for daily turnout each day. He will wear a blanket to keep him warm while turned out, and will be brought into the barn each night.
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