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McGaughey On Fence With Hymn Book

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey is still on the fence on whether to start Stuart Janney’s Hymn Book in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Invitational or await the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch on August 26.


The 5-year-old gelded son of Arch, 5-3-1 from 10 starts, made his first graded stakes appearance on July 2, finishing second, beaten 6 ½ lengths, by Flat Out in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park.


“I’m going to work him tomorrow, see how that goes, and then see how the week goes,” said McGaughey. “I might opt for the grass [Bernard Baruch].”


The Suburban was Hymn Book’s first scheduled start on conventional dirt, having compiled a 3-2-0 mark from six turf starts and a 2-0-1 mark in three off-the-turf events, including the Three Coins Up overnight stakes at Belmont on May 19.


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Headache, one of the invitees for next Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap, put in a five-furlong breeze over the Oklahoma training track this morning in 1:02.03. It was his fourth workout – and his second at Saratoga – since winning the Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap at Prairie Meadows on June 25.

The 5-year-old gelding, who was claimed by owner Ken Ramsey for $25,000 nearly two years ago, also won last year’s Claiming Crown Jewel at Canterbury Park.


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Didn;t they scratch or not enter Hymn book?
Agree. Hymn Book has great potential.
Be agressive Shug

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