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Orb Works Strong Five Furlongs in Advance of Travers

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey issued an upbeat bulletin on Saturday after Kentucky Derby winner and Grade 1, $1 million Travers contender Orb breezed five furlongs in 59 1/5 seconds at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.

 

"Everything was great this morning," said McGaughey, who trains the 3-year-old Malibu Moon colt for Stuart S. Janney, III and Phipps Stable. "I don't know how he could have done any better.  The track had a little bit of water in it, which I think he probably appreciated. It was harrowed and everything. He worked great, came back great, and ate right up. We'll put him in the [hyperbaric] chamber tomorrow morning and the cold-water spa and ship him.

 

"They had him outside grazing and they had to bring him in," McGaughey added. "When they brought him in, they had a chain over his lip, so he was feeling some kind of good."

 

Orb has made two starts since his Kentucky Derby victory, finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Preakness in May and third in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 8. The 1 ¼-mile Travers will be held at Saratoga Race Course on August 24.

 

McGaughey said Orb and stablemate Imagining will depart Fair Hill Sunday morning and arrive at Saratoga at approximately 3 p.m.

 

"He'll probably walk under tack Monday, then gallop, and blow out next Monday," McGaughey said.

 

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