Get Serious, who finished
last as the 17-10 favorite in last Saturday’s Elkwood Stakes, is still on
course to run in the $250,000 Monmouth Stakes (G3) at a mile and an eighth on
the grass here on June 12.
The 7-year-old son of City
Zip did not seem to appreciate the fast dirt strip he encountered when the
Elkwood came off the turf.
“We’re hoping he just hated
the dirt that day,” said trainer Pat McBurney. “He came out of it acting good
and feeling fine, so we’re still planning to run him in the Monmouth Stakes.”
Get Serious won the
nine-furlong Monmouth last year, but ran fifth in the 11-furlong United
Nations. He came back to win the mile and a sixteenth Oceanport and one-mile
Red Bank stakes.