After three starts in less than two weeks, trainer Juan
Serey decided to give Caffe D’ Oro a little bit of a breather heading into
Saturday’s My Frenchman Stakes.
Not that the 5-year-old needed the time off – Serey just
couldn’t find any other options.
“He’s doing really well,” Serey said. “The best of his life. He’s not tired at all.”
Caffe D’ Oro started his three-race-in-two-week stretch back
on July 3 with a 6 ½-length win in a $9,000 claimer on the main track.
The son of Medaglia d’Oro then moved to the turf where he
finished second in a first-level allowance race on July 8 and then set a new
course record for five furlongs on the grass on July 15.
“I truly don’t think any horse is quicker than he is,” Serey
said. “Plus, there’s no speed in the
race. I think we can do it.”
Serey was happy to be able to get his gelding back onto his
preferred surface this summer.
“I ran him on the dirt a couple times earlier because I had
to,” Serey said. “The first chance I had
to get him on the turf, I did, and now he’s back running well again.”