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Breeders Cup 2015

Hymn Book turns in final Whitney work

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Hymn Book, who rallied from last to finish second behind Mucho Macho Man in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap last time out, turned in his final serious work for the Grade 1 Whitney this morning, going an easy half-mile in 50.22 after the first renovation break on the Oklahoma training track.


“It was fine,” reported Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. “He went fine, I’ve got no complaints. It’s a go.”


A 6-year-old gelded son of Arch, Hymn Book will be making his second career appearance at the Spa, having finished sixth in the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap on the turf in 2011.


McGaughey added that with Point of Entry targeting the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational on August 18 and Boisterous being pointed to the Grade 1 Arlington Million on the same day in Chicago, he would look for an allowance spot for Air Support with the next objective the Grade 2 Bowling Green Handicap at Belmont Park.


“I’m going to work him tomorrow and make up my mind,” he said of Air Support, most recently second to Turbo Compressor in the Grade 1 United Nations Handicap. “We’ll see what happens. There’s an allowance race I’m thinking about. The places he’s run have been tough races. I’d like to try to get him to a spot where it looks like he could win a race. He hasn’t won in a year [Grade 2 Virginia Derby].”




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