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Hushion Says No Excuses for The Lumber Guy

Looking to defend his title in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational and earn a trip back to the Breeders' Cup Sprint is Barry Schwartz's The Lumber Guy, who came off a six-month layoff on August 23 to finish second in the restricted Chowder's First overnight stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

 

The gray Grand Slam colt has worked twice since, including a bullet five-furlong move in 59.44 on September 14, and is scheduled to have his final breeze for the Vosburgh either Monday or Tuesday, said trainer Mike Hushion.

 

"He's a big, strong horse and he hadn't really run his race since [finishing second to Trinniberg last year in] the Breeders' Cup," said Hushion of The Lumber Guy, who remained in California during the winter and finished seventh twice at Santa Anita, in the Grade 1 Malibu and the Grade 2 San Carlos. "At least, that's how I consoled myself after the race at Saratoga. But, between that race and his work on the 14th, there will be no excuses this time."

 

Overall, the 4-year-old New York-bred is 4-2-0 from 10 starts, with earnings of $756,300, including a victory in the Grade 2 Jerome in 2012.

 

 

 

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