Rick Dutrow plans on sending out a pair of promising juveniles next Saturday,
with Paul Pompa’s Mountain
being pointed to the Grade 2 Remsen and Jay Em Ess Stable’s Believe in A. P.
headed to the Demoiselle.
Mountain Town, whom Dutrow claimed for $75,000
from Marylou Whitney and Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito out of his maiden
victory in Saratoga
on August 19, returned to finish second to eventual Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
winner Uncle Mo in the Grade 1 Champagne on October 9 at Belmont.
his training, Mountain
is showing he’s going in the right direction; we’re very happy with him,” said
Dutrow of the Cape
Town colt. “It should be a
really good race. Bill Mott’s horse [To Honor and Serve] is a nice colt, the
New York-bred [Sleepy Hollow winner Bandbox] looks good, and our colt certainly
hasn’t done anything wrong in two starts.”
also trains Grade 1 Three Chimneys Hopeful winner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
runner-up Boys At Tosconova, who Saturday breezed a half-mile in 54.44
at the Big A, and Rustler Hustler, who is 3-1-1 from five starts,
including a victory in the 1 1/16-mile Gnomes Gold overnight turf stakes at
Belmont on October 31.
needed to breeze; he was getting to be too much of a handful in the stall,”
said Dutrow of Boys At Tosconova.
Boys At Tosconova’s next move will be heading to Florida
to prepare for his 3-year-old campaign, Rustler Hustler will be going to the
Grade 1 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood
on December 18.
the three of them apart has been like clockwork so far,” said Dutrow. “I love