Drysdale says the inaugural John Henry Turf Championship, formerly
the Clement Hirsch, is under consideration for multiple stakes-winning turf marathoner
Bourbon Bay on Sept. 30.
II race at 1 ¼ miles could prove a useful steppingstone to the $3 million BC
Turf at 1 ½ miles on Nov. 3.
The Hall of Fame trainer shipped in for his races
at the recent Del Mar meet, opting to condition his string at his Betfair
Hollywood Park headquarters in Inglewood.
Wesley Ward, a fixture on the Southern California circuit
before becoming a world traveler three years ago, could run Judy the Beauty in the Foxwoods Gallant
Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park on Saturday before moving on the to $1 million
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on Nov. 2.
Gypsy Robin, another F&M Sprint
candidate trained by Ward, is expected to make her next start in the $200,000
Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 6