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Breeders Cup 2015
Belmont Stakes 2017

Fort Larned Breezes for First Time Since GP 'Cap Fiasco

Fort Larned wins 2012 Whitney

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned breezed four furlongs in :50 3/5 at Palm Meadows Training Center Thursday morning. It was the first workout for the 5-year-old son of E Dubai since stumbling and falling two jumps out of the gate at the start of the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) on March 9.

“He went good. I just wanted a light work to see where he was. Everything’s really good,” trainer Ian Wilkes said. “He listened to the rider. He responded when he was asked to finish it off a little bit. So I’m very happy.”

Fort Larned, who grabbed a quarter in the incident in his 2013 debut, returned to the racetrack last weekend.

Wilkes said a start in the $100,000 Skip Away (G3) at Gulfstream on Florida Derby Day, March 30, would be “very remote.”

“We’ll probably go in the Oaklawn Handicap (April 13),” Wilkes said.

 

 

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