The maiden special weight going 1 mile on the turf on Friday at Tampa Bay Downs oversubscribed, and Brave Monarch is 4th on the also eligible list. The chances are very slim that we draw in. Accordingly, we'll target one of two races:
50k maiden claimer going one mile on the turf on Sunday, March 13th at Tampa Bay Downs.
Maiden special weight going 1 1/16 miles on the turf on Wednesday, March 23rd at Tampa Bay Downs.
The 50k maiden claimer could be a very good option for us. We don't see him as a strong candidate to be claimed. He's worked well over the turf, but most of his workout times are modest, which will not entice potential claimers. This could end up being a move that helps this colt put in a better performance against slightly softer competition. We'll discuss the situation with Graham over the next few days, and extend a vote to the Partners to run for a tag if we decide to pursue that avenue.
Since we are on the also eligible list in this race, the chances of us drawing in next time are very strong.
The Defense Rests’ foot bruise has improved over the past week. The blacksmith was able to shape his feet to take pressure off the bruised area. Mike anticipates that he’ll resume galloping within the next few days.
Phosphorescent is en route today, March 2nd to David McKathan’s farm in Florida aboard a Brook Ledge van. The horses are regularly watered throughout the journey and have plenty of hay to keep them occupied. The trip is about 14 hours.Upon arrival, he’ll walk the shedrow for a few days to acclimate to his new surroundings before heading to the training track and jogging.
Mr. Fantasy is en route today, March 2nd to David McKathan’s farm in Florida aboard a Brook Ledge van. The horses are regularly watered throughout the journey and have plenty of hay to keep them occupied. The trip is about 14 hours.Upon arrival, he’ll handwalk daily and spend a few hours each day in the roundpen before heading to the track and jogging around April 1st.
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