Photo: NYRA, Adam Coglianese
The Lumber Guy is
set for the Vosburgh, which will be his first start in 4 ½ months and first
foray against his elders.
After winning the Grade 2 Jerome in April at Aqueduct Racetrack, The
Lumber Guy faded to sixth in Belmont’s Grade 2 Peter Pan in May,
prompting trainer Michael Hushion and owner Barry Schwartz to freshen the
The Lumber Guy, who worked five furlongs in 58.40, handily, on
Thursday, will be cutting back from 1 1/8 miles to six furlongs in the
“My opinion is that he fits [in the Vosburgh],” said
Hushion. “I don’t know how it will set up, but I think he’ll
be close to the pace. I don’t know if he’ll be the pace or not.
He’s very sharp right now. We’ll see how fast and how far he can
run. They’re nice horses, but I don’t know if the Breeders’
Cup winner is in [the Vosburgh].”
Hall of Famer John Velazquez will ride The Lumber Guy, Hushion added.