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Mucho Macho Man Doing Well After Woodward

Grazing in the courtyard outside the barn of trainer Kathy Ritvo, Mucho Macho Man looked none the worse for wear following his dramatic runner-up finish as the favorite in Saturday’s $750,000 Woodward.

 

Making his first Grade 1 start since the 2011 Belmont Stakes, the multiple graded stakes winner shook off some early traffic trouble to come up a neck shy of winner To Honor and Serve following a thrilling stretch run.

 

“He’s doing very good. You can’t win them all,” Ritvo said. “He ran a good race. He’s just over there chilling, eating grass. We didn’t get a perfect trip yesterday, but he came back great and that’s the most important thing. He didn’t give up. He tried really hard.”

 

Boxed in along the rail by Stay Thirsty in the early part of the race, Mucho Macho Man swung out to take on front-running To Honor and Serve at the top of the stretch but could not get by the winner.

 

“Whatever anybody was going to do, they were going to do. It’s race riding,” Ritvo said. “I think he’s going to learn a lot from the race. When he finally got off the rail, he started running.”

 

Ritvo said the Grade 1 TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup on September 29 at Belmont Park remains an option for Mucho Macho Man, who is being pointed to the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November at Santa Anita.

 

“He ran a great race; a winning race,” owner Dean Reeves said. “He just didn’t get the trip. We’ll try them again somewhere.”

 

 

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