Shivananda Parbhoo’s Giant Ryan was
scheduled to work Wednesday morning about 8:30 after the renovation
break, but the 5-year-old did not want to wait that long.
Photo: Breeders' Cup Limited
“He was active in his stall this morning and we didn’t want him to hurt himself,” trainer Bisnath Parboo said of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) hopeful. “He was ready.”
So, at 6:20 with Willie Martinez aboard, the winner
of six consecutive races including the Grade I Vosburgh, went to the
track where he turned in a half-mile work in :48.60, seventh fastest of
25 at the distance on a track labeled fast. Giant Ryan, who was working
on his own, was clocked in fractions of :12, :24, :36 and out five
furlongs in 1:02.40. “We wanted :48 and out in 1:01 or 1:02, so we got
what we wanted,” Parboo said. “He’s not tired at all. We may do a little
something (next week before the Breeders’ Cup) depending on how he
feels. He will tell you what he wants to do. He is a very easy horse to
train. If he needs a one- or two-furlong breeze, he will get it.”
Giant Ryan had worked three furlongs in :39.20 on a track labeled as wet-fast last Wednesday.
“The racetrack does not matter with him,” Parboo said. “He runs on any track.”
About an hour later, Parboo returned to the track with stablemate
Trinniberg, a candidate for the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
With Martinez up and working in company with the 4-year-old Butler Cabin
out of the starting gate, Trinniberg covered three furlongs in :37.60
while maintaining a narrow edge on his workmate. Fractions for the work
were :25.20 and out a half-mile in :50.40 and five furlongs in 1:03.80.
The three-eighths time was the sixth fastest of 11 at the distance.
Trinniberg, who is graded stakes-placed on off-tracks, had worked a
bullet half-mile in :48.20 on a sloppy track last Thursday with Martinez
“His work last week on the off track was good,” Martinez said. “But
his work today was unbelievable. The track was cuppy and when we broke
from the gate, we were carried out toward the middle of the track by
some horses and we didn’t move to the rail until the gallop-out.
“That may have affected the time a bit. He did it the right way today. His last race, it was like the light went on.”