a sixth-place effort to Wise Dan in the Shadwell Turf Mile (GI) at
Keeneland, George Bolton, Stonestreet Stables and Spendthrift
Farm’s Dominus will switch back to the dirt for Friday’s $100,000-added Ack
Ack Handicap (GIII) at Churchill Downs.
4-year-old dark bay or brown son of Smart Strike, Dominus returned from a near
year-long layoff in a seven-furlong allowance on the dirt at Saratoga and won
by more than four lengths. He then made his turf debut in a winning effort in
the Bernard Baruch (GII) at Saratoga prior to his off-the-board finish in the
Shadwell Turf Mile.
don’t think (the surface) matters,” said Michael Dilger, assistant to
trainer Todd Pletcher. “He worked well on the dirt here (at Churchill
Downs) on Sunday. He’s just a good horse.”
the aforementioned workout, Dominus breezed four furlongs on the fast main
track in :51.60. The work ranked 59th of 77 at the distance.
doing very well and came out of his work well,” Dilger said. “We’re looking
forward to running him here on Friday.”