Ticker
  • Strike Charmer (27-1) runs by Lady Eli late in the Ballston Spa.Posted 1 day ago
  • Masochistic (1-5) sprints to an easy victory in the Pat O'Brien at Del Mar.Posted 1 day ago
  • Arrogate (11-1) wins the Travers for fun in stakes record time!Posted 1 day ago
  • Flintshire (1-5) rolls up the rail to win the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 1 day ago
  • A.P. Indian (1-1) easily wins the Grade 1 Forego in stakes record time of 1:20.99.Posted 1 day ago
  • Drefong (3-1) dominates the Grade 1 King's Bishop every step of the way.Posted 1 day ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (10-1) gets there with a strong late in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 1 day ago
  • Cavorting (2-1) rolls late to get up in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hit It Once More makes every pole a winning one in the Albany Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Syndergaard makes short work of the Funny Cide to remain perfect in two starts.Posted 2 days ago

Authenticity Gears Up for Personal Ensign

Authenticity, winner of the Grade 3, $200,000 84 Lumber Shuvee Handicap, breezed a half-mile in 51.36 seconds Monday morning in advance of her next scheduled start, the Grade 1, $600,000 Personal Ensign Invitational on August 25.

 

"I was kind of on the fence as to whether to work her two or three times in between races," said trainer Todd Pletcher. "She'd been getting a little more aggressive in her gallops, like she wanted to do something, so we just let her have an easy breeze on her own this morning and let her come back with a little more solid work."

 

Also on the worktab was last year's Juvenile Champion, Shanghai Bobby, who went three furlongs in 38.00 seconds in his second official work since being diagnosed with a slight pelvic stress fracture after his fifth-place finish in the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 30 at Gulfstream Park.

 

"We're easing into it," said Pletcher, "and so far, so good. He jumped right back into it and is ready to go a half next week. Obviously, he's a very talented horse and it's nice to have him back and get him ready for a fall campaign."

 

The trainer reported that all went well as his quartet of juveniles breezed Monday for possible starts in next Sunday's stakes. Stopchargingmaria was caught in 49.40 seconds for a half-mile and Untapable in 49.98 for the Grade 2 Adirondack, with Danza and Corfu clocked in 1:01.01 for five furlongs for the Grade 2 Saratoga Special.

 

"All the works went according to plan," he said. "We need to see how they all come out of it. We'll talk to the owners and make a decision, probably tomorrow."

 

Pletcher added that Caixa Eletronica, last of five in Sunday's Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt, emerged from the race in good order and could return to action at the Spa before the end of the meet.

 

"He actually was running well at the end; he just sort of lost contact with the field," he said. "We love him. Win, lose or draw, we love him."

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories