Coach Wesley Ward reported July 23 that he’ll skip the July 28 Honorable Miss Stakes (G2) with Ten Broeck Farm’s Kimari , who has not run since capturing the Madison Stakes (G1) April 3 at Keeneland.
Whereas nothing is bodily amiss with the 4-year-old daughter of Munnings , Ward mentioned she wasn’t exhibiting the vitality she beforehand had proven throughout morning coaching.
“She’s doing properly, simply not fairly pretty much as good as she was beforehand, so I believed we must always err on the aspect of warning,” Ward mentioned. “We did some X-rays and in response to Dr. (Luis) Castro, she was good. However visually, she wasn’t fairly kicking the identical manner she had. We gave her a break as a result of she ran such a giant race at Keeneland. Once I lead her over there, I might need her to be 100%.”
Additionally on Friday morning, Ward breezed graded stakes winner Certain for Nowhere a bullet 5 furlongs in :59.40 with stablemate Wink over the turf course on the Oklahoma coaching monitor at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Ward, the 7-year-old son of The Issue is focusing on the Aug. 6 Troy Introduced by Horse Racing Eire (G3T).
“I used to be excited. I hadn’t seen him work like that in fairly a while,” Ward mentioned. “He was simply pricking his ears the final sixteenth with a number of velocity to spare. He was bouncing coming off of the monitor.”
Ward mentioned he was uncertain as to a subsequent begin for Stonestreet Stables’ Wink, who captured Gulfstream Park’s Melody of Colours Stakes in February forward of a ninth place end within the Mamzelle at Churchill Downs.
“There are many turf sprints round, so we’ll be choosing one thing out shortly,” Ward mentioned. “She labored properly. She wants a really agency course and with all that give within the floor, she wasn’t as efficient. When it is quick and agency she skips proper alongside.”
Different notable horses pointed in the direction of graded stakes on the Spa on the Friday morning work tab as properly, together with the 2020 champion sprinter Whitmore and Ohio Derby (G3) winner Masqueparade .
The 8-year-old gelding registered his last severe breeze in preparation for the July 31 $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1). Whitmore clocked a half-mile in :48 4/5 over the primary monitor, 12 days after touring the identical distance in a swift 47 1/5.
Whitmore was second in final 12 months’s Vanderbilt to Unstable .
Picture: JJ Zamaiko Pictures, Inc.Masqueparade defeats King Fury to win the Ohio Derby at Thistledown
FTGGG Racing’s July 31 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) contender Masqueparade breezed a half-mile in :47 3/5 in firm over the primary monitor.
“We’re pleased with the breeze. He is proper on monitor,” mentioned coach Al Stall Jr. “We’ll give him an opportunity to see how far he can take his expertise. We had been affected person attending to the place we bought to with him. He is bought a great basis beneath him. He is a laidback horse and actual good about the whole lot. He is very straightforward on himself.”
Despatched to submit because the mutuel favourite within the nine-furlong Ohio Derby June 26 at Thistledown, Masqueparade posted a half-length rating over King Fury , who was a nostril higher than third-place Keepmeinmind .
The highest-three Ohio Derby finishers are all anticipated to begin within the Jim Dandy, a subject led by Belmont Stakes Introduced by NYRA Bets (G1) victor Important High quality .