Friday, August 31 2012
NYRA NOTES; Thursday, August 30, 2012
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito said this morning that Jackson Bend will get the chance to defend his title in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Forego. Zito had entered the 5-year-old son of Hear No Evil yesterday in the seven-furlong race but did not want to commit to running until he was absolutely certain Jackson Bend was suffering no after-effects from a training mishap two weeks ago.
“Everything we’ve seen so far has been good,” said Zito, who trains Jackson Bend for his breeder, Fred Brei, and Robert V. LePenta. “Jackson has passed all the tests. Physically, he looks terrific. All our vets and everyone I work with has given us clearance and assured us he is the same Jackson.”
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