days before Pataky Kid will face nine rivals in Sunday’s 31st running of the
Iroquois (GIII) at Churchill Downs, trainer Tom Proctor sent the bay son
of Rockport Harbor out for a three-furlong blowout beneath the Twin
assistant trainer Lisa Sloan overseeing the move, Pataky Kid was clocked
in :36.60 in his second work at Churchill Downs since finishing fourth in the
Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (GI) at Keeneland on Oct. 6.
wanted to let him get over the ground and I heard he worked well,” Proctor said
via phone from his barn at Santa Anita while overseeing the training of his
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (GI) hopeful Marketing Mix, winner
of last fall’s Mrs. Revere (GII).
Kid, winner of the Arlington-Washington Futurity (GIII) at Arlington Park for
owner Swifty Farms Inc., will have an equipment change for the Iroquois.
ran a little green in the Breeders’ Futurity and we’re going to run him with
blinkers this time,” Proctor said. “Hopefully the blinkers correct it.”
Kid, the 4-1 third choice on Mike Battaglia’s morning line for the
Iroquois, will break from post three under Joel Rosario.