has routinely taken his tack to Fair Grounds following the Fall Meet at
Churchill Downs, but the 27-year-old journeyman said Wednesday he will try his
hand at Gulfstream Park this winter.
talked it over with (agent) Frank (Bernis) Tuesday and he was
already thinking about it,” Hernandez said. “It makes sense to go now. We can
walk into any barn and say, ‘Hey, we won the Breeders’ Cup Classic.’ Now is the
best time to go.”
won the Breeders’ Cup Classic aboard Fort Larned for trainer Ian
Wilkes and the day prior he won the Ack Ack Handicap (GIII) with Neck ’n
Neck, who is being pointed to the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton
Healthcare (GI) on Nov. 23.
Larned and Neck ’n Neck are both going and we want to follow them,” Hernandez
said. “We also want to try to pick up some other business.”
finished eighth on Fire It Up in the Palm Beach (GIII) in his lone
career mount at Gulfstream Park.