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Wise Dan Drills Keeneland Bullet

Wise Dan 615 X 400
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire

Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who won the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) here on April 12 in his 2013 debut, worked five furlongs in :59.60 on Wednesday. The time was the fastest of the 14 workers at the distance.

“I just wanted to work him one time and see how he worked and how his fitness level was,” trainer Charlie LoPresti said about the six-year-old Wiseman’s Ferry gelding, who is based at Keeneland. “He worked really good today.”

Wise Dan was ridden by exercise rider Damien Rock. Clockers caught the gelding in fractions of :11.60, :22.40, :34.20, :46.40, :59.60, galloping out in 1:13.20 and 1:27.60.

LoPresti said he would talk to Wise Dan’s breeder and owner, Mort Fink, to determine future plans for the Horse of the Year and for his year-older half-brother, Successful Dan, who returned to competition on Sunday with a one-length victory in the Ben Ali Stakes (G3). The race marked Successful Dan’s first start since June 30.

“We really haven’t made a plan yet, but I’m going to talk to (Fink) this morning and see how (Wise Dan) comes out of this,” LoPresti said. “Successful Dan will go back to the track tomorrow, and we’ll try to figure out what we’re doing.

“At this point, we’re trying to just enjoy the races we’ve won.”

 

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