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Rail Trip Readies for Gold Cup

Rail Trip, looking toward a start in the Gold Cup, exited a six furlong breeze at Aqueduct on Thursday in good order, according to trainer Rick Dutrow, Jr.

 

Under jockey Cornelio Velasquez, the son of Jump Start worked in company with multiple graded stakes winner Arson Squad, covering six furlongs in 1:11.92, according to NYRA Clockers.

 

“I thought the work was good, and he came out of it well,” said Dutrow. “We’re happy with the horse.”

 

Rail Trip, who was briefly sidelined with a foot problem this summer in Saratoga will be making both his first start for Dutrow, and first start on dirt, in the Gold Cup. Previously trained by Ron Ellis, the 5-year-old gelding is owned by Jay Em Ess Stable and won a pair of Grade 2 stakes at Hollywood Park earlier this year – the Mervyn Le Roy on May 8 and the Californian on June 12 – before a narrow defeat to Awesome Gem in the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup on July 10.

 

Also on the worktab Thursday for Dutrow was another Jay Em Ess trainee, Acting Happy, who finished third in the Betfair TVG Coaching Club American Oaks and Betfair TVG Alabama this summer at Saratoga. The filly was caught in 1:13.42 for six furlongs in her third work since the August 21 Alabama.

 

“We’ll probably wait on the Gazelle at Aqueduct,” Dutrow said. “I don’t see anything I really like for her in between, and that’s fine.”

 

The Grade 1, $250,000 1 1/8-mile Gazelle is one of four graded stakes races scheduled for Saturday, November 27 at Aqueduct, a card which will also feature the Grade 1, $250,000 Hill ‘n’ Dale Cigar Mile Handicap, and the Remsen and Demoiselle, both $200,000 1 1/8-mile contests for juveniles.

 

Dutrow added that Grade 1 Three Chimneys Hopeful winner Boys At Tosconova continues to do well following his impressive victory in the closing day feature at Saratoga.

 
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