Smart Bid who shipped in for Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Graham Motion to
finish fourth in the Eddie Read is due to journey back east on Tuesday, said
Mandella, a friend of Motion’s, kept an eye on Smart Bid until the
conditioner arrived for a one-day stopover on Saturday.
“So Graham has until (Tuesday) to change his mind about keeping Smart Bid
here or taking him back east,” Mandella said. “Not much of a window.
“He did mention he might want to bring his 3-year-old filly Summer Soiree
out for the Del Mar Oaks. So it might not be the last we’ll see of Graham, but
it’s likely the last we’ll see of Smart Bid.”