It’s time for a stable update! Normandy is scheduled to run in a stake at Delaware on Saturday. He was quite tired/winded from his last race and hopefully he’ll be better conditioned now with that race under his belt. It’s a quick turnaround but Larry said he’s bouncy and on his toes and so he doesn’t think the two week turnaround will be an issue. Also running on Saturday is Thirteen Arrows who will be running at Monmouth.
We had a number of horses return to the track from the farm about a week ago. Cassatt, Texas Two Step, Look of Eagles, General Ike, and Exodus all rejoined Larry’s stable. Larry says of galloping Ike that he feels like he did when he was a 2yo. Texas Two Step is also moving much better. Look of Eagles is headstrong and often seems to want to do things the opposite way of his handlers, but he’s going forward. Exodus feels good and is happy to be back at the track. When asked about Cassatt, you can hear Larry’s smile through the phone. She’s moving great and Larry’s expectations remain high for her.
Coup de Grace is at New Bolton today to receive a bone scan in addition to a thorough evaluation. Larry has said that the colt doesn’t feel right for a number of months, but prior vet exams turned up nothing wrong. After his last race, he has moved even worse, and the vets are at least now able to see what Larry was feeling. We hope that we find out what is bothering him and get it rectified and when Coup de Grace starts again — without blinkers — we’ll see the old Coup de Grace.
Cinnamon Spice has been recovering from a P1 chip but on her exam to clear her to go back into training it was discovered that she laid down too much bone, creating a spur which would chip off soon after going back into training. Dr. Bramlage removed the spur and she’ll probably be out for another month.
Kicker Bond and Beetlebomb are both doing well for Jeff Runco but their talent level has them running in low-level claimers. Jubilation needed a little time off but should be returning to Runco soon.
The Sandman, The Trunk Monkey, and Broadway Show are still at the farm.
Bal a Bali and Kentuckian are both doing well out in California and we certainly hope that both win impressively their next starts.