Todd Pletcher hopes to still have an impact on
the 3-year-old division. Although he said neither Algorithms or El Padrino are
likely to return to racing until the fall, he is thinking of the Travers for Grade
1 winner Gemologist.
Gemologist suffered his first career loss
in the Kentucky Derby on May 5, and came out of the race with a foot injury
that has kept him on the sidelines. He is back in Pletcher’s barn and is
likely to get his first breeze back this week.
“He was at [owner] WinStar [Farm]
for about 2 ½ weeks, three weeks after the Derby,’ Pletcher said. “He had a
foot bruise. I don’t know if he stepped on something or what happened,
but two days after the Derby
he was pretty lame. He’s back in training; he just hasn’t breezed
yet. We’ll look at the Travers and maybe the Jim Dandy or Haskell before