Owner Murray Valene joined trainer Dallas Stewart at the barn Monday morning following the victory via disqualification for Designer Legs in Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack.
Adirondack was the third straight win for the unbeaten daughter of
Graeme Hall, who was promoted to first after Who's in Town was taken
down for interfering with favored Fiftyshadesofgold in the stretch.
knows her really well, and he said, 'She's a fighter,' and she is. She
fought really hard," Stewart said. "It was a tough race. She got banged a
little bit, but thank God she came back good. She's got one little
minor scratch, but she looks good. As hard as it is to win, we got
Stewart hopes to bring Designer Legs back in the seven-furlong Spinaway for her next start.
"We would love to," he said. "We'll just train her up to the race, and, if everything's right on, we'll do it."
Stewart's Kentucky Derby runner-up Golden Soul
remains on target for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on August 24. In
his most recent start, Golden Soul was seventh in the Grade 1 Haskell
Invitational on July 28.
doing really well, so we're just continuing on," Stewart said. "He's
sharp. He's feeling good, so we'll train him right up to the race. So
far, so good."
Stewart said Perfect Title,
last seen running seventh of nine in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga
on July 27, is out of action for two to three months after needing
surgery to repair a leg injury suffered in his first work back.
Perfect Soul colt was hurt following a five-furlong breeze on August 8
and was operated on the following day by Dr. Larry Bramlage, who was in
Saratoga for the annual Jockey Club Round Table conference.
back in his stall here," Stewart said. "We had to put a couple of
screws in the cannon bone. He worked excellent; it was just one of those
things. He'll go to the farm in a couple of days, when he's good enough
to travel. He'll be out a few months, for sure, so we'll have time to
figure it out."
Stewart said filly Irish Lute,
third in the Grade 1 Prioress on July 27, remains on course for her
return in the Grade 1, $500,000 Test on August 24. She worked four
furlongs in 51.80 on Saturday over the Oklahoma training track.