Grade 1 Frizette winner Dreaming of Julia, Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne hero Shanghai Bobby and debut winner Darwin all emerged from their Saturday
efforts in fine fettle, Todd Pletcher assistant Whit Beckman reported this
“Both 2-year-old stakes winners seemed to exit their races in
good shape,” said Beckman of Dreaming of Julia, who headed My Happy Face
in the Frizette, and Shangahi Bobby, now 4-for-4 after his five-length Foxwoods
triumph. “They both looked good this morning.”
Beckman said that while plans call for Dreaming of Julia to head to California for the
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita next month, no decision has
been made on Shanghai Bobby’s next start.
“Plans for Shanghai Bobby will be under further review by Todd
and Mr. Jack Wolf,” said Beckman.
Also Saturday, the Pletcher barn unveiled yet another promising
juvenile in Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Darwin.
The son of Big Brown, out of the Silver Ghost mare Cool Ghoul, came under
pressure early before shaking clear of his rivals and going on to a two-length
victory in 1:09.54 in the third race.
“He came out of the race in really good shape,” said
Beckman of Darwin, who fetched $1.3 million in March at the Fasig-Tipton sales.
“His race was very impressive. He stepped up and showed he has some