“The fact that it was that fast, I’m not disappointed,” said Mott. “He’s supposedly a good horse and I was looking for a decent work. I put some company with him, and I thought he would work a bit faster, which he did. He finished up well, and galloped out well seven furlongs in 1:26 and change. When you get in that range, you’re talking about racehorse times.”
“On the main track he’s been off the bridle,” said Barba. “When I galloped him yesterday on the training track, he was a little more into it. And he was again today. He was a little sharper. He’s been on the main track since he arrived here. [Today’s workout] was just a little change up. Sometimes horses do better with that.”
· Trainer Mike Maker also changed plans Monday morning, moving Stately Victor’s work up one day. The Ghostzapper colt went a half-mile in 49.93 over the main track.