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Update 4510: Off to a Superbowl Party!
Update 4509: A beautiful morning this morning at Oaklawn Park. And we were a little busier, with seven sets. Six of mine galloped two miles, and all galloped nicely. And now time for a nap!
Update 4508: In other racing news yesterday Albertus Maximus won the Donn Handicap in a rather labored effort: Albertus Maximus Wins Donn; Dubai Next and my previous boss, Eddie Kenneally won the Holy Bull with Saratoga Sinner: Saratoga Sinner Shines in Holy Bull Win.
Update 4507: Video included: Nicanor Injured Slightly in Debut.
Update 4506: So we were hopeful, but it was not to be today for Nicanor. He seemed to have trouble at the break (I did not see the replay), cruised up to the leaders down the backside and then faded. Here is the assessment from the Paulick Report and quotes: NICANOR FAR BACK IN DEBUT; 'SINNER' UPSETS HOLY BULL, excerpt:
"(Nicanor's) better than that," Prado said afterwards. "I've worked him in the mornings and he showed me a lot . He broke really fast and unfortunately grabbed his left quarter. We'll just have to see how long it takes to heal, but I know he's better than that."
Said trainer Michael Matz: "He grabbed the quarter (heel) of the left front leg leaving the gate. He wasn't comfortable, so Edgar just wrapped up on him."
Update 4505: A pleasant morning's work this morning at Oaklawn Park. And it looks like it will turn in to a beautiful day! We had six sets. A few of mine galloped two miles. All galloped nicely. There were a few loose horses out there this morning so it was a little chaotic!
Also on the card today at Gulfstream are the Donn Handicap (Einstein to make 2009 debut in Donn) and the Holy Bull (Three-year-olds look to take next step in Holy Bull) which was won three years ago by Barbaro.