Brave Monarch is galloping daily at Fair Hill Training Center. Recent Kentucky Derby winning trainer Graham Motion said, “He’s been galloping along very well. The gelding area looks good, and a breeze is expected later this week.”
Race target: 30k maiden claiming going 1 1/16 miles on the turf onSaturday, May 21st at Delaware Park.
The Defense Rests worked four furlongs in company 50:47 (13 of 16) on Tuesday morning at Belmont. This horse is really coming into hand nicely. His last few works have been encouraging, and his fitness level is increasing. After next week’s work we’ll target a maiden special weight toward the end of the month at Belmont.
Mr. Fantasy is galloping daily at Belmont and is set to have his first work back over the surface within the next few days. “He’s holding good weight, and his coat looks great,” said Mike. “He is moving soundly, but keep a close eye on those ankles. They will always hold a little bit extra fluid.”
Phosphorescent breezed a quarter mile and galloped out three furlongs on the farm on Saturday. David doesn’t put a clock to his horses in these type of efforts, as he is just looking for them go easily with little urging.
He is scheduled to ship by van to Lupe’s barn at Parx next week. Upon arrival he will walk the shedrow for a few days to acclimate to his new surroundings before heading to the track. We expect him to appear on the official worktab toward the end of the month in anticipation of a summer return to the races.
We’ll likely try to come back in an allowance race toward the end of June. If he comes back and run well off the bench, we’d love to try for the PA Governor’s Cup at the end of July at Penn National. If you remember, he was a close 2nd to eventual Breeders’ Cup winner Chamberlain Bridge in last year’s running.