Ticker
  • Nyquist has spiked a fever, delaying his trip to Belmont, via DRF's Dave Grening.Posted 2 days ago
  • Second Summer holds off Hard Aces to win the Grade 2 Californian.Posted 3 days ago
  • Exaggerator turns the tables and is victorious in the Preakness (G1).Posted 4 days ago
  • Takeover Target flies home late to win from last in the Grade 2 Dixie.Posted 4 days ago
  • American Freedom fights back for Sir Barton victory.Posted 4 days ago
  • Mizz Money holds on to take the Gallorette (G3) by a nose.Posted 4 days ago
  • Justin Squared was too fast to catch in the Chick Lang.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lady Shipman does not disappoint with a victory in The Very One.Posted 4 days ago
  • Marengo Road gets ahead to take the James W. Murphy.Posted 4 days ago
  • Awtaad upsets Galileo Gold to win the Irish 2000 Guineas.Posted 4 days ago

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.”

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories