Hoping to continue a
strong string of success with her 2-year-olds, trainer Terri Pompay will saddle
a pair of runners in Saturday’s colt division of the $150,000 NATC Futurity at
In a six-horse field
comprised of three one-time victors and three maidens, Pompay will send out one
& W.H. Lawrence’s Managed Account was a dominant 5 ¼-length winner of his
debut back on Aug. 13. In his subsequent
start, the Malibu Moon colt was jostled at the start before rallying to finish
fourth in the Grade 3 Sapling.
“In his first race,
he showed that he likes to sit a little bit off the pace,” Pompay said. “Then in the Sapling, he broke fine but was
shut off and was way out of it before closing huge to be fourth.”
Nick of Time
Stable’s Dangerous Trick set the pace and tired to fifth behind his stablemate
in the Aug. 13 maiden special weight event.
Last out, the son of Forest Danger sat off the pace and rallied to
finish second behind Forward March.
“I didn’t really
have any instructions for him first time out,” Pompay said. “He was on the lead and ended up getting
burnt out. In his last race, I told the
rider to break well and get position where he was comfortable. It seemed like he finished much better in
that race. The winner was just much the
While the Pompay
pair, along with the Allen Iwinski-trained Unreal, make up the Monmouth
Park-based runners in the colts division of the NATC Futurity, the Todd
Pletcher-trained Hunt Crossing ships in from Saratoga after finishing seventh
in the Grade 1 Hopeful behind another Pompay runner.
“Currency Swap seems
to have come out of the Hopeful great,” Pompay said. “I think at this point we’re going to train
him up to the Breeders’ Cup [Juvenile].
We have the option of running him in the Champagne
[Grade 1 on October 2 at Belmont
Park], but I think I’d
rather have a healthy, happy and undefeated horse heading to Churchill.”