Brave Monarch worked four furlongs in 53:90 (14 of 18) in company with two other Graham Motion trainees on the turf on Wednesday at Palm Meadows. "Don't be alarmed by the slow time," said Graham. "This was quite a good breeze. He worked in company with two other maidens who have been quite competitive against maiden special weight competition, and he outworked them. I didn't want them to go too fast early. We emphasize a strong finish, and that's just what he did. This colt has really taken to the turf. I plan to work him two more times before running, once on the dirt out of the gate, and the other on the turf."
We'll likely see our grey son of Maria's Mon in the starting gate in the next Gulfstream condition book. This puts his debut toward the end of this month or early March, depending on race schedules. We'll firm up a date within the next few weeks.
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