Tikhvin Flew stretching to a mile for Aqueduct's Gotham Stakes

NYRA Press Office
February 23, 2019 10:57am
Bloom Racing Stable's Tikhvin Flew, a bay son of Street Sense purchased for $110,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale and in the care of Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen, will look to make his graded stakes debut March 9 in the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham.
As part of New York's 2019 Kentucky Derby trail, the Gotham offers 50-20-10-5 qualifying points to the first four finishers.
After impressively winning his debut going seven furlongs on January 4 at the Big A by 1 ¾-lengths, Tikhvin Flew followed up on that performance by finishing a game third in the Jimmy Winkfield, also going seven furlongs on February 9.
Set to stretch out to a mile for the first time in the Gotham, assistant trainer Toby Sheets, who oversees Asmussen's New York division, thinks the colt will appreciate the stretch out. 
"I think he will stretch out well," said Sheets. "We're going to play it by ear until we get the entries for the race, but he's continued to look good in the mornings and we'll cross our fingers that he maintains his good form heading into the race."


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