Photo: NYRA, Adam Coglianese
who could make his first start in a Grade 1 by competing in the Cigar
Mile, tuned up by breezing five furlongs in 1:01.75 on Sunday at the
Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida.
said trainer Brian Lynch of the breeze. "I'm really happy. He finished
up strong; we got him going the final eighth in 11 [seconds]."
3-year-old owned by Up Hill Stable, Clearly Now is exiting a 1 ½-length
win over Forty Tales in the Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap on October 26
at Belmont Park. The Bold Ruler was Clearly Now's first start wearing
blinkers and first against older horses.
leaning [in favor of running in the Cigar Mile]," said Lynch. "He seems
to be getting better and has improved with blinkers. He ran a great
race the other day [in the Bold Ruler], and he got a great ride [from
Lynch said Clearly Now likely will breeze six furlongs next week at Palm Meadows prior to coming to New York.