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Most Safety, off since profitable the Haskell Invitational (G1) and proceeding his comeback from a September colic scare, was once again at the paintings tab Saturday morning at Monmouth Park towards a brand new race goal.
Servis knowledgeable Monmouth’s exposure division that the colt, a number one candidate for the 3-year-old male Eclipse Award, is focused on a get started towards older pageant Oct. 26 in Belmont Park’s Grade 3, $200,000 Daring Ruler.
The Daring Ruler, for 3-year-olds and up, will reduce Most Safety again to seven furlongs in his first get started since July 20 and may result in every other overdue season goal reminiscent of Churchill Downs’ Clark (G1) in November.
A New 12 months’s Day homebred for house owners Gary and Mary West, Most Safety was once clocked in 52.80 seconds for a half-mile breeze. Servis stated the paintings itself was once an open mile sooner than he quickened for the overall 4 furlongs.
It was once the primary breeze since a
a colon nephrosplenic entrapment left the colt in briefly crucial situation, forcing a scratch from final month’s Pennsylvania Derby (G1). Surgical procedure wasn’t required, however Most Safety misplaced weight throughout the ordeal, with Ben Glass, racing supervisor for the Wests, pronouncing previous this month “he’s a protracted techniques from being the place he was once.”
Prior to his victory within the Haskell, Most Safety rose this season from a one-time claimer to win the Florida Derby (G1) and move the cord first within the Kentucky Derby sooner than disqualified in a call his connections are combating throughout the prison gadget.
Most Safety’s number one pageant from the Eclipse comes from Code of Honor, the Travers Stakes (G1) winner positioned atop the operating order within the Jockey Membership Gold Cup (G1) because of every other stewards determination. Code of Honor, whilst in the back of Most Safety in each their head-to-head conferences, can bolster his resume within the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Vintage.
Plans name for Most Safety to race subsequent 12 months at age 4, with big-money objectives such because the Pegasus Global Cup (G1), Saudi Cup and Dubai Global Cup (G1) discussed as concerns.
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