Instructor Wesley Ward is thinking about stakes profitable turf sprinters Sure for Nowhere and Undrafted for the Grade 1, $400,000 Jaipur Invitational on Belmont Stakes Day, June 8.
Owned via Ward, Sure for Nowhere used to be a two-time stakes winner final season with victories within the Grade 2 Shakertown at Keeneland and the Vacationer Mile at Kentucky Downs. The bay son of The Issue used to be an in depth 2nd on this 12 months’s Shakertown final day trip, the place he set a swift tempo and used to be a neck at the back of Imprimis.
“He ran truly giant at Keeneland coming off a layoff,” Ward stated. “He used to be somewhat compromised; he used to be in entrance with speedy early fractions, which is not truly his taste.”
Ward entered Sure for Nowhere towards stakes corporate on each the Kentucky Derby and Preakness undercards however scratched each instances.
“The race at Pimlico [Jim McKay Turf Sprint] seemed best however he labored in :58 5 days out from the race which used to be a bit fast of a exercise,” Ward stated.
Sure for Nowhere used to be bought via Gatewood Bell’s Cromwell Bloodstock on the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2015 for $310,000. He’s out of the Alydeed broodmare Fancy Deed who’s a part to 2007 Champion Sprinter Middle of the night Lute.
Wes Welker and Elizabeth Kumin’s seasoned veteran Undrafted will search for a repeat victory within the Jaipur after profitable the 2014 version of the race when it used to be a Grade 3. At age 9, the gelded son of Purim has proven capacity of being aggressive at a prime degree having completed fourth, overwhelmed 4 lengths, within the Grade 2 Turf Dash at Churchill Downs in his best get started this season. The nine-time profitable millionaire’s greatest occupation spotlight got here in 2015 when he took the Workforce 1 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.
“He is an ageless horse and has had good fortune within the Japiur a couple of years again,” Ward stated.
Different conceivable contenders for the Jaipur come with International of Bother and Grimy.
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