Multiple graded stakes winner Successful Dan went three furlongs through the fog on the main track Wednesday morning in a final work before Saturday's Grade 1 Woodward.
older half-brother to reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, Successful
Dan was credited with a breeze in 37.15 seconds, third-fastest of 11
horses at the distance.
"Nobody knows [the exact time] because the fog rolled in here," said
trainer Charles LoPresti. "We do know he went the last eighth in 11 and
change, so we're kind of guessing he went 36 [seconds]. They're going to
put down 37, but nobody knows."
Wednesday morning, LoPresti schooled Successful Dan in the paddock. In
his last start, before he closed to finish second in the Grade 1
Whitney, he tripped and fell at the gap where horses enter the main
track from the paddock, suffering minor scrapes.
tried to figure out why that happened and how it happened. I don't
know," LoPresti said. "Something spooked him, because he's never been
that kind of horse."