and Astrology turned in separate four-furlong workouts at Saratoga
Race Course on Monday, but their connections have yet to decide which of the
pair will compete in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy.
of the Grade 2 Dwyer at Belmont
Park on July 2, Dominus
breezed four furlongs on the main track in 50.54, while Astrology, third in the
Grade 1 Preakness on May 21 and sixth in the Grade 3 Iowa Derby on June 25,
covered four furlongs on the training track in 51.31.
very pleased,” said trainer Steve Asmussen. “They had very easy half-miles.
They traveled well and seemed to come back well.”
said he’ll have further discussions with the colts’ owners before they decide
which one will race in the Jim Dandy and which one will head to Monmouth
Park for Sunday’s Grade 1
Haskell Invitational. Both sophomores are campaigned by Stonestreet Stables and
George Bolton, with Spendthrift Farm owning an additional interest in Dominus.
just wait and see how they come out of the workout [before we make a
decision],” said Asmussen. “We don’t want to put the cart ahead of the horse.
We’ll discuss it with the group and go from there.”
addition, J. Kirk & Judy Robison’s Wine Police, one of Asmussen’s
two hopefuls for the Grade 2 Amsterdam on August 1, traversed four furlongs on
the main track in 51.88.
was an easy half-mile for him as well,” said Asmussen.
Stables’ Justin Phillip, who is also being pointed toward the Amsterdam,
will likely have a single blowout in preparation for next Monday’s race,
according to Asmussen.