Schrodinger may meet top Best Pal finishers in Del Mar Futurity

Del Mar Stable Notes
August 12, 2019 03:18pm
Trainer Simon Callaghan said Sunday that Schrodinger, the morning line favorite for the Best Pal Stakes (G2), seems to be on the road to recovery after being scratched from Saturday’s race with a fever.

“His temperature is down this morning,” Callaghan said. “I’m going to give him a few days and he could be back on the track next week.”

And he could be on to a meeting with in-the-money Best Pal finishers exiting the six-furlong sprint for 2-year-olds. Next for the division at Del Mar is the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on September 2, closing day of the meeting.

Mark Glatt, who trains Best Pal winner Collusion Illusion, said he had considered going straight to the Futurity after the son of Twirling Candy, a $300,000 purchase at the Ocala sale in April, won his racing Del Mar debut on July 21. But Collusion Illusion showed readiness to run in a short time and prevailed by 1 ¼ lengths in a professional rate-and-rally win in the Best Pal.

“I wouldn’t rule out the Futurity,” Glatt said. “That might be a little too aggressive with him, but we’ll keep it as an option.”

By text, Peter Miller said that runner-up Wrecking Crew, who broke inwardly from the gate and was last of six for the first half mile, came out of the race fine and would be pointed for the Futurity.

Of third-place finisher Fore Left, who was edged out for second, trainer Doug O’Neill said: “I think his Beyer figure will move forward and it will be a highly-rated race. He should get better with more experience. The Futurity is a possibility. We’ll play it by ear.”

2019 Del Mar Futurity (G1)

 

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