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Sporting a brand-new New York Giants cap in honor of their appearance in tonight’s Super Bowl XLVI, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reported this morning that Alpha returned from his Withers CXXXII victory in good order and would likely take the next step to the Kentucky Derby in New York.


“We’ll look at the Gotham/Wood, talk to [Godolphin racing manager] Simon Crisford and see if we want to run him two more times, or one more time,” said McLaughlin, referring to Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham on March 3 and the Grade 1, $1 million Resorts World New York City Casino Wood Memorial on April 7. “We like having him here in New York.”


If Alpha were to run in the Wood, McLaughlin said he might ship to Florida to train.


The decision to run Alpha in the January 7 Count Fleet and the Withers was made initially to keep him and another Godolphin son of Bernardini on divergent paths to the Triple Crown, said the trainer.


“We thought Consortium was equally good, and we wanted to split them up,” said McLaughlin. “Then he ran terrible in the slop, [last of six] in the Holy Bull at Gulfstream. We still think he’s a good colt, but we’re not sure which way we are going to go with him.”

 

 

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