Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s Obviously, was resting
comfortably Wednesday in Mike Mitchell’s barn at Betfair Hollywood Park
three days after his gallant third in the Breeders’ Cup Mile.
According to assistant trainer Phil D’Amato, Obviously came out of the
race in great shape. “We’re going to give him a little r and r, then
bring him back next year and try to do the same thing—shoot for the
Breeders’ Cup Mile,’’ said D’Amato.
“We’re going to turn him out this weekend in a little open grass
paddock in Hemet for at least a month or two. “He lost his right front
shoe somewhere in that race and in a race like that, who knows if it
cost him anything or not. You need four shoes on the turf in a
turn-of-foot kind of race, so we even thought more of him after the
“On top of that, the horse that beat him (Wise Dan) is the Horse of the Year in my eyes.”