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Kelso, BC Dirt Mile On Jackson Bend's Agenda

Nick Zito was still aglow this morning over Jackson Bend’s victory in the Grade 1 Forego, which, coupled with his win in the James Marvin on opening day, provided the Hall of Fame trainer a neat bookend for the meet.

 

“This is, by far, the toughest meet anywhere,” said Zito, who through Saturday was 4-1-4 from 41 starters. “That’s why it’s a cool thing to win the Forego, and it’s big. It picked everyone’s heads up around the barn. This is the No. 1 meet in the country, and the whole nucleus is so competitive. There are so many good trainers here, nothing else comes remotely close. Not everyone is blessed with a horse like Jackson Bend.”

 

Jackson Bend, who is owned by Robert LaPenta, most likely will make his next start in the Grade 2 Kelso at Belmont Park on Super Saturday, October 1, as he targets the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile a month later.

 

“If I’m thinking of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, I want to run in the [one-mile] Kelso,” said Zito. “The Vosburgh is six furlongs, and he’d be at a disadvantage going three-quarters, and then what? The Breeders’ Cup Sprint? He’s not a big horse. What is he going to do, weave through the field? We’re going to stick with the original plan.”


 

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