Two days after losing his rider
during a workout, Irving M. Cowan's Bold Warrior turned in a 1:27.86 seven-furlong breeze at Saratoga on Sunday as he
trains for a possible start in this Friday's $75,000 Curlin.
Bold Warrior, who has a maiden
victory and an optional claiming score to his credit, is nominated to Saturday's
Grade 2 Jim Dandy, but is more likely to be entered in the Curlin, said Fernando
Abreu, assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens.
The sophomore colt was scheduled
to breeze seven furlongs on Friday before jockey Jose Lezcano fell off after a
stirrup slipped. The son of Bernardini was credited with a 36.50 three-furlong
breeze for his abbreviated adventure.
"The work he had today, he was
supposed to have it two days ago," said Abreu. "Around the turn, one of the
irons slipped out and the rider fell down. The horse stopped on his own and the
outrider caught him."
Abreu said Bold Warrior escaped
Friday's incident unscathed and was doing well following Sunday's seven-furlong
"He was good today, and he came
back well," said Abreu.