Dr. Kendall Hansen, majority owner of 2011 2-year-old champion Hansen, winner of the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), said the son of Tapit will target the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 25, with prep races scheduled in either the Iowa Derby (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows or Red Legend Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town and then the West Virginia Derby (gr. III) at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort. Dr. Hansen said the Iowa Derby is the more likely of the two races.
Hansen, who captured the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and was second in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) this year, hasn't run since finishing ninth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
The flamboyant and innovative Dr. Hansen said he has kept a low-profile recently and will let Hansen do most of the talking the rest of the year, as he attempts to get back into the 3-year-old Eclipse picture. But he will remain the colt's number one spokesman.