Ticker
  • Exaggerator is going in the Haskell, according to Steve Edelson of the Asbury Park Press.Posted 49 minutes ago
  • The Gurkha wins a Sussex thriller over Galileo Gold and Ribchester.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Amis Gizmo romps home in the Prince of Wales at Fort Erie.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Long On Value (7-2) cuts back and rolls in the Lucky Coin Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 2 days ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mokat (7-1) turns the San Clemente into a one-filly show.Posted 3 days ago
  • Dacita just gets up in the Grade 1 Diana in a four-horse photo.Posted 3 days ago

Havana Ready for Swale Return

Trainer Todd Pletcher is expecting to take the wraps off of Havana in the $200,000 Swale Stakes (G2) next Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The son of Dunkirk has not raced since finishing a game second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita on November 2.            

"He's doing well," Pletcher said. "I plan to breeze him on Sunday and, assuming that goes smoothly, we will go in the Swale."            

A $575,000 juvenile purchase by the partnership of Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor, Havana smoked five furlongs in 1:02.64 in his career debut at Saratoga. The gray colt withstood Honor Code to land the Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont on October 5 prior to his California trip. Freshened up afterwards, the Eclipse Award finalist got back on the work tab on February 1 and has recorded four works in the interim.            

In the seven-furlong Swale, Havana will likely square off with unbeaten No Nay Never, who traveled overseas to score a brace of Group 1 races for trainer Wesley Ward last summer.            

"You never expect a graded stakes here to be easy," Pletcher added. "But we need to get him started somewhere, so we'll see how it goes."                                   

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories