Trainer Wesley Ward issued an upbeat bulletin following Flashpoint 1:00.03 five-furlong
breeze on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack, where the colt gearing up for a start
in Saturday’s Grade 1, seven-furlong Foxwoods King’s Bishop.
“It was smooth as silk, and everything went seamlessly,”
said Ward, who trains the son of Pomeroy for Peachtree Stable.
The Foxwoods King’s Bishop will be the first start in a Grade 1
sprint for the multiple graded-stakes winner, who is unbeaten in three starts
at seven furlongs or less. The race is expected to attract a contentious field
that includes 2010 Champion Two-Year-Old Male Uncle
Mo, Grade 2 Amsterdam winner Caleb’s
Posse, and possibly The Factor,
who worked six furlongs in 1:10, handily, at Del Mar yesterday.
“We’re not worried,” said Ward of the competition.
“I’ve been training horses for 20 years, and the only thing I can
control is my horse, and he’s ready.”