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Can Poseidon's Warrior Do It Again?

After 36-1 long shot Poseidon’s Warrior won the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt on August 5, surprising just about everyone but trainer Robert “Butch” Reid, a decision had to be made about his next start: Run next in the Grade 1 Forego at seven furlongs on September 1, or await the Grade 1, six-furlong Vosburgh Invitational 55 days later?

 

With sights set firmly on the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Reid chose to wait and run the 4-year-old son of Speightstown at his best distance, where he has won six of 12 starts.

 

“I don’t think it’s a matter of him thriving on shorter breaks – they all do better with more breaks,” Reid said. “The Vanderbilt took a lot out of him. It was a tough race on him, and he ran very hard. That was his first hard race in almost a year, so I gave him the break, and I think he’s ready to run a big race.”

 

After Saratoga, Reid took Poseidon’s Warrior back to his home base at Parx Racing, where the colt has sizzled in his workouts.

 

For the Vosburgh, which drew a field of 10, Poseidon’s Warrior will start from the inside post position.

 

“This horse has a tendency to bear out a little bit,” Reid said. “Normally, I wouldn’t like the rail, but this horse has decent speed, and this might help him getting around a little bit. I would have preferred maybe the [No. 3 post], but it will be fine. 

 

“I think he’s going to be a little bit of a price. He needs to confirm that Vanderbilt win. It’s been like a year-long plan since last November when we started thinking about him for the Breeders’ Cup. One more step to go.”

 

 

 

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