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Trainer Craig Lewis said Saturday morning that blood tests taken
earlier this week in the aftermath of a last-of-six finish a week
earlier in the San Diego Handicap were revealing.
“His blood (cell) count was down dramatically,” Lewis said. “Low in
white cells, low in red cells. I’m pretty sure it impacted his
performance in the San Diego.” The cause, Lewis said, could be stomach
“Visually, he looks fine,” Lewis said. “The job now is to get him
back healthy again. He’s on meds and we’ll keep testing his blood and
Hollendorfer Aims To ‘Take Two’ With Three In Hirsch
U’narack came back “super” from his winning effort in Friday’s
$200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes, reported Dan Ward, assistant to Hall of
Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
The victory in the fifth career and first stakes start for U’narack, a
3-year-old son of Unusual Heat, positioned the Hollendorfer stable for
possible back-to-back stakes victories should one of its three starters
in Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes upset defending
race champion Include Me Out.
The Hollendorfer trio in the Hirsch are: Lady of Fifty (6-1 morning line), Via Villagio (12-1) and Sister Kate (20-1).