Grade 2 Sanford winner Overdriven will undergo tests following the
cancellation of Thursday morning’s scheduled breeze, trainer Todd
The colt, owned by Repole Stable, stepped onto the main track shortly
after the renovation break under exercise rider Patti Krotenko, poised to
breeze a half-mile in company as he prepared for the Grade 1 Three Chimneys
Hopeful on September 5.
However, after watching Overdriven jog on the track, Pletcher cut the
work short and had Krotenko gallop him 1 ½ miles instead.
“I am a little uncomfortable with the way the horse is moving on
the racetrack,” said Pletcher. “He seems fine back at the barn and
all the tests we’ve done seem negative. I’m just not happy with the
way he’s moving, so I am going to [schedule] a nuclear scintigraphy just to
Pletcher said plans for the Three Chimneys Hopeful are up in the air.
“We’ll wait and see,” he said.