Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Darley Stable’s impressive
maiden winner Fort Hughes will likely make his next start in the Grade
2, $150,000 Nashua
on November 6 at Aqueduct.
A 5 ½-length debut winner at Belmont
Park on October 10 going 5 ½ furlongs,
Fort Hughes is a son of top sprinter Henny
Hughes, whom McLaughlin also trained.
“We worry a little about the distance, jumping up to a mile,
but he’s training very well, so we figure we’ll give it a try and see how it
goes,” McLaughlin said. “He looks a lot like [Henny Hughes], powerfully built,
and we worry about the distance with him because of that, but right now maybe
we can get away with it.”