Frosted Oats continued on with her weekly work schedule at Belmont Park and worked a half-mile in 48.78 seconds yesterday morning on the training track.
We will report back later this week with commentary from the Mott barn on how the filly is progressing as she trains for her comeback to the races.
Storm Shooter tuned up for his upcoming race on May 5th at Belmont Park with an easy half-mile breeze yesterday morning. The New York-bred covered the distance in 51.44 seconds over Belmont’s training track. With race day approaching, trainer Rob Atras just wanted a maintenance work for the gelding.
Always Hopeful’s breeze is being pushed back to Tuesday due to heavy rain last night having an impact on the racetrack.
Carpe Vinum will scratch from today’s Wilshire Stakes. After discussing this morning, we mutually agreed with only one scratch at the moment, it would be best to wait for one of the races upcoming in May.
From the homework D’Amato has done, the next stake, the Grade III Santa Barbara on May 14th supposedly only has four horses targeting the race and it’s at a more preferred distance, 1 1/2 mile. After that, we also have the 2x allowance race on May 21st.
While D’Amato does still feel the mare is doing great and would run a solid race, it came down to tactically putting her in the best position to be successful. “Originally I thought this race today was going to have less horses but when the expected favorite (MRH Stablemate Going to Vegas) didn’t enter, everyone else had the same idea,” said Phil.
Carpe Vinum will now likely breeze tomorrow morning.
There are lots of positives to take back from Syndicated’s race.
A full race review will be posted later.
Enjoy this video of him in the paddock.
With races off the turf today at Gulfstream Park and being run on Tapeta, trainer Christophe Clement has scratched Psychedelic Shack.
In the coming days, we will update the colt’s partners on next possible race targets.
Good luck to all of Syndicated’s owners today in the Best Odds On The Betfair Exchange British EBF Maiden Stakes. A reminder that the race is due to be run at 1:15 pm GMT.