Trainer Jimmy Jerkens reported Wednesday morning that Convocation
came out of his work in good order and that the Grade 1 Woodward on
September 3 remains a possible target for the 5-year-old son of Pulpit.
On Tuesday, Convocation zipped a half-mile in 49.44, fifth fastest of 21 at the distance.
“He’s doing fine, and we’re still looking at the Woodward as a possibility,” said Jerkens of the Centennial Farms color-bearer.
Convocation is 4-6-2 from 17 lifetime starts, most
recently coming home a 3 ¼-length winner of an optional claimer at the
Woodward distance of 1 1/8 miles on July 29. Victorious in a similar
spot last year, he was fourth in the 2010 Woodward behind Quality