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Stay Thirsty, Rule Share Woodward Bullet

Stay Thirsty (no. 9), ridden by Javier Castellano and trained by Todd Pletcher, wins the 142nd running of the grade 1 Travers Stakes for three year olds on August 27, 2011 at Saratoga Race Track in Saratoga Springs, New York. (Bob Mayberger/Eclipse Sportswire)

Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out Grade 1 Woodward candidates Stay Thirsty and Rule to work five furlongs this morning in company for Saturday’s $750,000 race, with the pair firing a bullet 1:00.03 over the main track.


The move was the fastest of 23 at the distance for the duo, both coming off disappointing efforts in their most recent starts. WinStar Farm’s Rule was ninth behind Fort Larned in the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap on August 4, while Repole Stable’s Stay Thirsty was fifth in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap on July 7 at Belmont Park.


“They both worked well; I’m happy with both of them,” said Pletcher. “It seemed Rule worked more along the lines of how he worked prior to [winning the Grade 2 Monmouth Cup] and the way he worked before he was third in the Woodward last year. It seems like he’s ready to go.”


The trainer added that Stay Thirsty, who is 3-1-0 in four starts at the Spa, including victories in last year’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy and Grade 1 Travers, worked “as well as he’s ever worked.”


Saratogas leading rider, Ramon Dominguez, will ride Rule in the Woodward, said Pletcher, with Javier Castellano aboard Stay Thirsty. 


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