Disco Partner in fine fettle after world record in Jaipur

June 11, 2017 10:20am

One day removed from setting the North American and World record, sprinting six furlongs on the turf in 1:05.67, Disco Partner came out of his half-length victory in the Grade 3 Jaipur in good shape along with stablemate and fourth-place finisher Pure Sensation, trainer Christophe Clement reported.

"Yesterday's race was a great race. Very exciting," said Clement. "Where we go next, I don't know, but we'll enjoy this win for a few days and we'll go from there. I don't think he's just a six-furlong horse. I think he's a bit more versatile than that. I thought Pure Sensation ran good as well. 

"Unfortunately, he ended up in a speed duel which cost him the last eighth of a mile but if you look at the race he ran well," he added. "He opened up at the quarter-pole and just got tired cause the 43 seconds [for the opening half-mile] took something out of him, but I'm not disappointed in him at all."

Governor Malibu, who ran fourth in Saturday's Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational off a third-place finish in the Commentator on May 29 also came out of the race well, but Clement wasn't sure where to run next.

"I thought he ran a touch flat," said Clement. "I ran him back a bit quick coming back from his last race, which I knew, we just took a shot."

On multiple graded stakes winner Celestine, Clement said he would look to regroup after she ran fifth in the Grade 1 Longines Just a Game.

"She's a bit of puzzle for me," he said. "I thought she looked well and was training well coming into the race. I thought she ran bit off form and I don't have an explanation as to why right now but we'll work on it.

Source: NYRA Communications


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