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Escapefromreality Targets Gotham

Escapefromreality, second in yesterday’s Grade 3 Withers, will now target Aqueduct’s Grade 3 Gotham on March 2 and Grade 1 Wood Memorial on April 6, trainer Dominick Schettino said Sunday morning.

 

“We’re planning on running in the Gotham and the Wood, depending on how he comes out of the race once we start him back training,” said Schettino, who trains the homebred for MaryEllen and Anthony Bonomo. “We’ll decide from there, but we’ll point for the Gotham and Wood.”

 

In the Withers, Escapefromreality broke on top but was taken in hand by apprentice jockey Jose Ortiz and rated in fifth behind an opening half-mile in 48.18 seconds. Angled into the three path in the run to the furlong marker, Escapefromreality quickly overtook the leaders and appeared home free before Revolutionary made a furious late surge along the inside.

 

The 1 1/16-mile Withers was Escapefromreality’s first start beyond six furlongs and against open company. The New York-bred debuted a two-length winner in a 5 ½-furlong maiden race on Aqueduct’s main track November 25 and missed by a neck when second in a six-furlong allowance on the inner track December 28.

 

“I thought he ran exceptionally well [in the Withers], first time going two turns, lightly raced, coming out of two sprints, he rated,” said Schettino. “I’m very happy with the way he ran.”

 

 

 

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