Trappe Shot, one of
the top sprinters in the country, had his first breeze Thursday since coming up
a nose short to Sean Avery in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt on August 7.
The Mill House-owned 4-year-old son of Tapit worked an easy half-mile
on the main track in 49.73 seconds for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
“We’re most likely going to the [Grade 1] Vosburgh on
October 2,” McLaughlin said of the prestigious $350,000 six-furlong
sprint at Belmont
Park. “It was his
first work since he ran. With this hurricane coming, I didn’t know what
to do. We’ll get him back to working Saturdays.”
McLaughlin mentioned that Trappe Shot remains nominated for the Grade
1, $250,000 Forego on September 3 at Saratoga,
calling the race “a possibility,” but the Vosburgh remains his most
probable next start.