That was a pleasant surprise, Mary. We'll take that 6-1 gift!
Jerry Hollendorfer reports Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief “doing great, coming right along,” as he recovers from a right hip injury at the Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center in Redmond, Washington.
Caracortado, the old stakes winner is still around. “He’s still has the same old quarter crack BS (on his right front foot),” trainer Mike Machowsky said of the California-bred son of Cat Dreams, now eight. “I hope to get him back to the races at some point, but I have to do right by him. No time table. You know how horses are.” Caracortado last raced on Aug. 13, 2014, finishing fifth in the Green Flash at Del Mar. In 20 career starts, he has seven wins including the Robert B Lewis Stakes in 2013 when it was a Grade II race, and the Grade II Del Mar Handicap in 2011.
Pimlico Race Course kicks off a new week - its first since American Pharoah's electrifying performance Saturday in the 140th Preakness Stakes - with a $114,821 carryover Thursday in the 10-cent Rainbow 6. The six-race sequence begins Thursday with the fourth race, a six-furlong maiden event for fillies and mares, and includes three turf races. Post time for the fourth race is 2:34 p.m.
Richard Baltas reports that Grade I winner Big Macher is in England with trainer Wesley Ward who will prepare the California-bred son of Beau Genius for either the King’s Stand at five furlongs on turf June 16 or the Diamond Jubilee at six furlongs on turf June 20 at Royal Ascot. “I spoke with Wesley yesterday and the horse seemed like he shipped in fine,” said Baltas, who also is the new trainer of 2014 Charles Town Classic winner Imperative. The son of Bernardini currently is at Bonnie Acres in Hemet for evaluation before returning to the track. “He’ll have at least a month’s rest,” Baltas said.
Thanks, Mary. Guess he liked the wet fast ground.
Thanks Mary. Race set up nice for her. Those speed horses were really tired.
Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, who disappointed as the odds-on favorite in the Churchill Downs Stakes last Saturday, “just had an off day,” Bob Baffert asserted. “He looks good afterwards, but they’ll do that to you. They’ll disappoint you, but he looks good. He’s healthy.”
Beholder, who missed today’s Vanity Stakes due to a fever, is making progress. “She’s doing well,” trainer Richard Mandella said of the two-time Eclipse Award winner. “She had a little temperature of 102 yesterday afternoon, then it went right back down, and it’s good still, so everything’s going as well as we could hope.” When she will return to the track, however, remains to be seen. “Anytime they’re sick it’s day-to-day,” Mandella said. “It can go wrong, it can go right, but right now the fever looks like it’s passing.”
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