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Update 2911: Curlin remains in training and may be targeting the Dubai World Cup: Asmussen looking toward Dubai World Cup with Curlin, excerpt:
"He is in training until he isn't in training," Asmussen said on Friday. "I have speeded him up a little bit--I two-minute licked him on the 24th and I plan to do so again on the 31st."
As things currently stand, the World Cup would be the appropriate target, Asmussen said.
"The Breeders' Cup Classic winner should be considered for the Dubai World Cup, if he is in training," Asmussen said. "I would be looking for a [prep] race before that, no more than one, and it would all depend on how quickly he comes around."
Update 2910: A little chilly this morning but not too bad at all. It had rained in the night and was a little overcast early, the track was sealed up until the break time. The lights still appear to be not functioning perfectly (racing was canceled a few days ago due to the lights) so its light and dark for the first few sets. We had nine sets today, so a little easier. All seemed to go well, certainly the ones I rode. Only one went to the gate, so it was a very straight forward morning. I was chatting with our jock's (Jose Figuero) agent at break time. Apparently we are tied with Scott Lake for leading trainer for the year at this point, so every win counts. We won one last night and our jockey ("Fig") won three, two outside mounts. I told him if he won another three by the end of the weekend I would wear his Romo shirt. Everyone was in good form this morning, a good way to start the day.
Update 2909: Golden Hair is looking to make it fourteen victories for the year this afternoon at Fair Grounds: Golden Hare seeks 14th win of year. Most recently he has been training with us at Sam Houston and looking good, if he cannot win I will be rooting for Billy Idel, a horse I have ridden a couple of times.
Saturday at Turfway Park, sees the return of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Favorite: Last year's Derby favorite returns.