When trainer Kelly Breen undertook the challenge of sizing up
tomorrow’s 1 1/8-mile Wood, he liked what he saw for My Adonis.
George and Lori Hall’s homebred son of Pleasantly Perfect enters
the Wood off a strong second behind Hansen last month in the Grade 3 Gotham,
and what Breen sees is a field with plenty of speed for his colt to make a run
“I looked at it pretty intensely, and I thought the outside horse
of Mike Hushion’s [The Lumber Guy] makes the race,” Breen said.
“He has speed; Michael Matz’s horse [Teeth of the Dog] has shown
speed. Alpha is down on the rail. I don’t know what their camp thinks of
it, but I know I didn’t like it down there [with My Adonis in the Gotham]. But I’m surprised we’re 8-1 and
getting no respect.”
While Breen had several good 3-year-olds last spring, including Belmont
Stakes winner Ruler On Ice and Louisiana Derby winner Pants On Fire, this year,
it’s all My Adonis.
“He’s up here,” Breen said holding his hand up high,
“and our other horses were down here,” he said holding his hand
down by knees.
For the Wood, Breen has made a slight adjustment to Adonis’
blinkers, “opening them up a little because of all the speed in
here,” he said. “Hopefully, he can run them all down.”