Jay Em Ess Stable’s Worldly and
Golden Goose Enterprises’ Citrus Kid, fifth and seventh respectively in
last Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes as the first leg of Fair
Grounds’ sophomore series leading to the Grade II $750,000 Louisiana Derby
March 27, will not participate in the Grade III $300,000 Risen Star Stakes
– next leg of that 3-year-old triple scheduled for Feb. 20.
“We’re going to give (Worldly) a little
break,” said Galen Pruitt, trainer Paul McGee’s assistant. “We’re
going to give him about a month and a half off.”
Meanwhile, Citrus Kid arrived back at South Florida’s Palm
Meadows training center Monday morning, reported trainer John Terranova II.
“He (Citrus Kid) kind of lost it in the
paddock (before the Lecomte) the other day,” said Terranova, “and then he got
antsy in the post parade. We’re going to give him some time to regroup before
we run him again. He still needs to grow up a little bit.”