morning, Darley Stable’s impressive homebred Fortify continued
preparations for the Grade 2, $300,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful on closing day,
Monday, September 3.
2-year-old Distorted Humor colt breezed four furlongs in 51.17 on the Saratoga
main track, his first workout since breaking his maiden on debut by 5 ½ lengths
August 4 at the Spa.
went a little slow, but he’s fit,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “We would
have liked him to go in 49. He went in 51, but he worked well. It was just a
rider error, but it’s fine. He’s doing well. All systems are ‘go’ for the
Hopeful. We might work him back in company. He was by himself and just went
through the motions.”
other Three Chimney Hopeful news, trainer Todd Pletcher indicated that stakes
winner Shanghai Bobby and maiden
Palace Malice are scheduled
to breeze on Tuesday. Both colts are among those Pletcher is pointing toward the