Trainer Todd Pletcher, anticipating a busy day, said he hasn’t
made a final decision when Mike Repole’s Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo,
respective contenders for next Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers and Grade 1
Foxwoods King’s Bishop, will head to the track Sunday morning. He did
guarantee at least one of them will breeze at 6 a.m. with the other going out
in the same set or at 8:45 a.m.
“I anticipate we’ll have a lot of breezes tomorrow,”
said Pletcher. “At least one of them, possibly both of them, will be
breezing at 6 a.m.”
Stay Thirsty, second in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, enters the 1 ¼-mile
Travers off a four-length victory in the Grade 2, 1 1/8-mile Jim Dandy on July
30 at Saratoga.
The seven-furlong Foxwoods King’s Bishop will be the third start of 2011
for Uncle Mo,
who was named last year’s Champion Two-Year-Old Male and hasn’t
raced since finishing third in the Grade 1 Resorts World New York Casino Wood
Memorial in April.