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McLaughlin Works Godolphin Stakes Stars

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin worked a quartet of stakes runners for Godolphin Racing this weekend at Saratoga’s Greentree Training Center, with multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky and promising juvenile Fortify turning in breezes for upcoming stakes races at Belmont Park, and top sophomores Questing and Alpha working toward engagements at Parx Racing.

 

It’s Tricky, who has competed exclusively in New York this year with Grade 2 victories in Aqueduct Racetrack’s Top Flight and Distaff Handicaps and a Grade 1 score in the Ogden Phipps Handicap, worked a sharp five furlongs in 58.80 on Sunday over Greentree’s Tapeta surface. Most recently, the 4-year-old Mineshaft filly was a courageous third after falling to her face at the start of Saratoga’s Grade 1 Personal Ensign Handicap on August 26. She is pointed for a start in the Grade 1 Beldame Invitational on September 29 at Belmont Park.

 

Fortify, an impressive Spa maiden winner who then was second to Shanghai Bobby in the Grade 2 Three Chimneys Hopeful on closing day, covered a half-mile in 48.10 on Saturday as he prepares for a start in the Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne on Saturday, October 6.

 

Questing, who dominated the Grade 1 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks and Grade 1 Alabama at Saratoga this summer, also worked Saturday, breezing four furlongs in 48.20 for an anticipated start in Saturday’s Grade 1, 1 1/16-mile Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing.

 

Alpha, winner of the Travers via a dead heat with Golden Ticket, is also Parx-bound this weekend. He worked five furlongs in 59:00 on Friday for his start in the Grade 2, 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby.

 

“I’m happy with the works,” McLaughlin said. “They’re all on course.”

 

 

 

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