Picture: Chelsea Durand/NYRA
After Most Safety completed his standard long drill Sunday morning timed in 48.80 seconds for the overall part mile at Aqueduct, instructor Jason Servis showed the main 3-year-old colt will make his subsequent get started there within the Grade 1, $750,00Zero Cigar Mile on Dec. 7.
The only-turn tournament will proceed stretching Most Safety again out for an expected run on the 2020 Pegasus Global Cup (G1).
Connections decided on the Cigar Mile over Churchill Downs’ Nov. 29 Clark (G1), a 1 1/8-mile race that will have required a for much longer send from Servis’ Belmont shed row. Day-to-day Racing Shape reporter David Grening used to be first to document Sunday’s information having attended the paintings, which used to be designed to gauge whether or not Most Safety used to be a have compatibility for Aqueduct’s dust.
Most Safety, a son of New Yr’s Day campaigned through Gary and Mary West, returned to the races a winner in Belmont’s Daring Ruler Handicap (G3) final month. It adopted a colic scare that left the colt in crucial situation the week of the Pennsylvania Derby (G1), requiring him to scratch from that tournament.Most Safety can even compete for additional Eclipse Award attention within the Cigar Mile. Code of Honor, the Travers Stakes (G1) and Jockey Membership Gold Cup (G1) hero, is seen as his most sensible rival in that race.
Most Safety’s 2019 resume additionally features a victory within the Florida Derby (G1), a arguable disqualification from the Kentucky Derby when he used to be first around the twine and a ranking within the Haskell Invitational (G1).
“Presently there’s certainly in my thoughts that he must be the champion,” Ben Glass, racing supervisor for the Wests, mentioned final week. “I do know he were given disqualified, however he beat all of them soundly within the Derby, and I don’t suppose they must take that out of the equation, as a result of clearly we imagine the stewards made a nasty name.”
Different Grade 1-winning 3-year-olds Spun to Run (Breeders’ Cup Filth Mile) and Roadster (Santa Anita Derby) may meet Most Safety within the Cigar Mile, which could also be anticipated to incorporate constant older horse Bal Harbour.
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