“Every work since he’s come back has been better than the one before it,” said Michael Sherack, vice-president of IEAH Stables, which owns the son of Boundary with Paul Pompa, Jr. “From everything we’ve been told, from [trainer] Rick [Dutrow], Michelle, the clockers, it was an exceptional move. Michelle didn’t ask him for much of anything and he finished up strong and galloped out strong.”
. “With the Haskell eight days out, if the work was a little fast, he’s got plenty of time,” said Sherack. “Rick had talked about sending him down a little early and doing something with him there, but I don’t know if today’s work changed that or not.”
Sherack said the 139th running of the $1 million Travers presented by Shadwell Farm here at Saratoga remained on the radar for Big Brown.
“At this point, we’re taking it one step at a time,” he said. “Sunday’s race will determine what happens.”