Mudflats will have a new look when he starts in Sunday’s Grade II San Vicente Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs.
“He’s really doing well,” trainer Doug O’Neill said of the gray
son of Tapit who finished a disappointing seventh in the Grade II Jerome
at Aqueduct on Jan. 5 in his first start for his new connections.
“We added some cotton in his ears, ear muffs and an outside
extension blinker,” O’Neill said. “We made some equipment changes, and
knock on wood, he’s going really well, so we’re expecting a big effort.”
The field for the San Vicente: Belvin, Rafael; Bejarano, 3-1;
Shakin It Up, David Flores, 5-2; War Academy, Martin Garcia, 7-2;
Caballo Del Cielo, Corey Nakatani, 4-1; Mudflats, Edwin Maldonado, 6-1;
and Treasury Bill, Joe Talamo, 4-1.