For those thinking that his Sycamore (gr. IIIT) victory last month
at Keeneland may have been his swan song, think again. Nine-year-old
star Brass Hat is being pointed toward the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Buff Bradley made the decision after Brass Hat had his first work back since his one-length score on Oct. 21.
“Watching him work like that makes
me feel better,” Bradley said after Brass Hat worked five furlongs in
1:00 4/5 Nov. 12 under Calvin Borel over a fast track. It was the
second fastest of 27 works at the distance. “I like it when Calvin
comes back smiling.
“Calvin has always been telling me
to run him back on the dirt. This is his home track and if the race was
not here, we would not think about it. He was hitting the ground good
this morning and Calvin never moved on him.”