Trainer David Hofmans
continues to be impressed with his juvenile star, J P's Gusto, as he trains toward the Grade I, $250,000
Del Mar Futurity.
"He had a nice work on
Sunday [1:01.80 for 5 furlongs] and he'll work 6 furlongs on Saturday," the
trainer said of his Best Pal Stakes winner. Following the Best Pal, Hofmans
indicated there may be some distance limitations for the son of Successful
Appeal out of a Caller I.D. mare, but he's reserving his opinion on that at
"We'll see about his mind,"
the trainer said, adding that the ridgling has shown a keen perception of what
he's supposed to do.