Servis to decide Maximum Security's Travers status in 2 weeks

By Tom Luicci/Monmouth Park
August 07, 2019 12:45pm
Servis to decide Maximum Security's Travers status in 2 weeks
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Grade 1 Haskell Invitational winner Maximum Security, whose next start is still to be determined, went a two-minute mile on Wednesday morning at Monmouth Park, with clockers catching the multiple Grade 1 winner in :54 for four furlongs.

Trainer Jason Servis said he would “probably decide Aug. 19 or 20,” on Maximum Security’s next race.

The Travers (G1) on Aug. 24 at Saratoga and the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) on Sept. 21 at Parx Racing are the next possible options, Servis said.

“I just want to make sure he is 100 percent,” Servis said. “He’s still not there yet.”

Servis said Maximum Security went a two-minute mile overall Wednesday.

“He went the first half in 1:06 and the second half in 54 (seconds),” Servis said. “He did good. I was just getting some air in him. Nothing serious.”

In addition to the Haskell, Maximum Security, owned by Gary and Mary West, won the Florida Derby (G1).

He is the first horse to be disqualified from first place in the Kentucky Derby, with Churchill Downs Stewards placing him 17
th for interference after his 1 ¾-length victory.

2019 Travers Stakes (G1)

2019 Pennsylvania Derby (G1)


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