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Trainer Ian Wilkes declared Fort Larned
on course for the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on August 31 after the
5-year-old breezed four furlongs on the main track in 48.20 seconds on
Fort Larned was fifth in the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap on August 3. The Janis Whitman homebred won the Whitney in 2012.
was good," said Wilkes. "He went well and we're very pleased. It was
just a maintenance half, and the Woodward is still our target."
Like the Whitney, the Woodward is a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds and up. The connections of the top two finishers, Cross Traffic and Successful Dan, are expected back in the Woodward.