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Fort Larned Sharp in Final BC Classic Move

Fort Larned wins 2012 Whitney
In his final major training move prior to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I), Whitney Handicap (GI) winner Fort Larned breezed a bullet five furlongs in 1:00.40 on the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning.
 
Working under exercise rider Kate Merritt, Fort Larned recorded fractions of :24.60, :36.40, :48.40 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.80.
 
“He went really well and I was very pleased with him,” trainer Ian Wilkes said.
 
Fort Larned has won of four of his eight starts this year, including the Skip Away (GIII), Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (GIII) and the aforementioned Whitney Handicap, but Wilkes is hopeful the best is still yet to come.
 
“I hope we haven’t seen the best of him yet,” Wilkes said. “The hope is that he’ll be at his peak next week.”
 
A 4-year old colt by E Dubai, Fort Larned made his career debut on the ‘Stars of Tomorrow II’ program during the 2010 Fall Meet. Wilkes has two entrants on the ‘Stars of Tomorrow I’ program at Churchill Downs on Sunday (today), including first-time starter Taylor Street in the sixth race.
 
“Anytime you lead one of them over, you’re hoping it’s your next good horse. That’s what these Stars of Tomorrow programs are all about,” Wilkes said.
 

 

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