Naismith was back to business this morning, breezing three furlongs in 36.40 over the Santa Anita main track under Nestor Capitane. Per usual, Naismith was eager to work and looked strong down the lane.
The barn remains happy with the status of his feet, reporting “he is doing much better.”
Today’s work can be seen above.
Naismith is scheduled to breeze tomorrow morning at 6:30 over the main track. We will follow up with a report after the work.
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Naismith returned to galloping over the weekend which you can see above. Everything has continued in good order since our last update.
We checked in with trainer Richard Mandella this morning, he reported that Naimsith’s feet have improved significantly with the time given and he has returned to routine daily training. He will gradually increase his work load, incorporating gallops back into his routine and hopefully won’t be too long until he is ready to start breezing.
Here are the finalized financials from Naismith’s race at Santa Anita in March.
Naismith’s foot has progressed well. He has not yet returned to the track but is tack-walking at the barn. He will tack-walk for a few more days prior to returning back to the track.
One factor of managing the cash reserve account of your horse series is the periodic assessment of mortality insurance premiums. When shares of your horse are originally offered on MyRacehorse the horse is insured at its auction or purchase price. As your horse progresses throughout its career our team makes changes to these amounts based on a number of factors, most importantly current race record and performance. Note that these values may be changed periodically depending upon new developments with your horse. For example, if your horse becomes a Graded Stakes winner, or a stakes-placing, particularly for a filly, the insurance value would be increased. Conversely, if your horse drops into claiming ranks, is gelded, or isn’t competing at the highest levels of racing, the insured value will likely decrease from the original value.
Actively managing insured amounts allows us to optimize the remaining funds in the reserve account, which will be distributed back to you at time of account closure.
We’ve recently decreased Naismith’s policy from $150,000 down to $50,000.
Naismith has been dealing with some foot soreness in his front right foot over the past few days which caused a delay in his work schedule. This did develop into an abscess which in the big picture was viewed as a positive being that it was nothing more. The abscess did pop and the foot is about 80% healed. The Mandella barn expects him to be back to his routine schedule in a few days. As of today, a workout schedule or timeline has not been established.
Enjoy this video of Naismith galloping yesterday morning at Santa Anita Park. The 4-year-old colt continues in good order and is expected to breeze this upcoming week.