Ticker
  • Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 1 day ago
  • El Kabeir breezed 5F in 1:00.18 (3/16) Sunday at BelmontPosted 1 day ago
  • Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 2 days ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 2 days ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 2 days ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 2 days ago
  • Baffert says One Lucky Dane is out of the Kentucky Derby, per DRFPosted 2 days ago
  • Materiality, Stanford breeze 5F in 1:00.52 at Palm Beach Downs on SaturdayPosted 2 days ago

Commanding Curve Works for Travers

Commanding Curve gallops in preparation for the Belmont Stakes

With an eye on the Grade 1 Travers, trainer Dallas Stewart gave Kentucky Derby runner-up Commanding Curve a five-furlong work over the main track on Saturday.

 

Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old son of Master Command breezed in 1:01.58 on the main track, the eighth-fastest of 37 horses at the distance.

 

"He went very well," Stewart said. "It was a good workout. He drank a lot of water and finished up good. It will tighten him up really good. He's not a superior work horse, but he put a lot of effort in today."

 

Commanding Curve broke his maiden at Churchill Downs to end his 2-year-old season and is winless in five starts at 3, all in graded stakes. He was third in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby prior to the Kentucky Derby, where he came from next-to-last to run second, 1 ¾ lengths behind California Chrome.

 

Ninth in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, Commanding Curve wound up fourth behind fellow Travers contenders Wicked Strong, Tonalist and Kid Cruz in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 26.

 

"We've been pushing him. We're going to see what happens," Stewart said. "He's got to pick his game up. He's got to improve six, eight, 10 lengths to win. He's been strong and consistent. Throw out the Belmont and he's been knocking at the door, so we'll see what happens."

 

Canadian classic winner Coltimus Prime got acquainted with Saratoga's main track on Saturday, working five furlongs in 1:05 for trainer Justin Nixon. It was the first breeze for the Milwaukee Brew colt since winning the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes, at Fort Erie on July 29.

 

Another Travers contender, Curlin Stakes runner-up Charge Now, went five furlongs on the Oklahoma training track in a bullet 1:01.45, fastest of 18 horses at the distance. He is trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott for WinStar Farms.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories