Grade 1 Carter winner Morning Line, last in the
Grade 1 Whitney on August 6, departed Saratoga Race Course Wednesday
afternoon bound for owner Will Farish’s Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky.
“We took some X-rays of his knees and ankles, and nothing
has changed there,” said Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito. “He looks
good. They’ll give him some time off, and then let [Dr. Larry] Bramlage
look at him and see what he says. Hopefully, he’ll come back and we’ll
see the real Morning Line, because that sure wasn’t him the other
Prior to the Whitney, the 4-year-old son of Tiznow was
fifth as the favorite in the Grade 3 Salvator Mile, which marked the
first time since his debut at Aqueduct in 2009 that he had finished off
the board. Overall, Morning Line is 4-4-1 from 12 starts with earnings
of more than $1.2 million.