California Chrome, Ride On Curlin to Get some Time Off
June 12, 2014 - box office
California Chrome’s harmed heel was wrapped Sunday, though tutor Art Sherman pronounced a colt was walking good and seemed splendid and warning a morning of Jun 8.
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Both California Chrome and Ride On Curlin are approaching to have some well-deserved time off after exiting Saturday’s Belmont Stakes with an damage and a draining episode, respectively.
Trainer Art Sherman pronounced Jun 8 that Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes leader California Chrome was walking good and seemed splendid and warning a morning after he was harmed in a Jun 7 Belmont Stakes. He postulated a extraneous cut along his tendon and a some-more critical damage to his right front entertain when Matterhorn clipped his heel entrance out of a embankment in a competition won by Tonalist.
The loss, by 1 3/4 lengths in finishing fourth, snapped California Chrome’s six-race winning strain by a total domain of 27 1/2 lengths.
“It took a large cube out (of his hoof), though we can reanimate that up,” Sherman said. ” ‘Chrome’ is going to have a indispensable rest; it’s been a tough debate for him.”
California Chrome departed from Belmont Park, in Elmont, New York, Sunday to lapse to his home state. Sherman expects his damage to take during slightest dual or 3 weeks to reanimate before he is incited out for some pasture time after a rigors of a Triple Crown trail. He is approaching to rest for duration of 6 or 7 weeks, that effectively manners out summer racing.
A run in a Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup World Championships during Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, California, is still a idea for a 3-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit, though a prep for that run would expected start in Southern California.
Sherman, practical and receptive as always, laid out those skeleton after returning to a stable to residence internal and attention media after creation an coming on Good Morning America.
“Hey listen, we’ll be here to quarrel another day, I’m usually happy he’s all in one piece,” Sherman said. “It was kind of scary, we come behind to see a equine draining from a feet and he’s never had anything wrong with him; we’ve been awful fortunate.
“He’s got a lot of talent, he usually needs a small time off. This Triple Crown is a severe thing to go through.”
Meanwhile Preakness Stakes runner-up Ride On Curlin, who unsuccessful to finish Saturday’s race, will be removing a mangle after competing in all 3 legs of a Triple Crown. Daniel J. Dougherty’s son of Curlin bled in a Belmont and was eased during a entertain stick by Hall of Fame manoeuvre John Velazquez.
“He bled substantially a 3 out of 10,” tutor Billy Gowan pronounced Jun 8. “He ate all final night and his legs demeanour good, so that’s a categorical thing. He was going to get a small mangle anyhow, so maybe it’s time to give him one.”
Gowan and Ride On Curlin will conduct behind to their bottom in Kentucky on Monday.
“I’ll take him behind to a lane and see how he is,” Gowan said. “Maybe I’ll take him to a plantation and usually kind of see how he’s doing. He’s a flattering tough horse. He didn’t unequivocally wish to go a mile and a half looking behind on it. Anybody can be a Monday morning quarterback, though we substantially won’t ever run him a mile and a half again.”
The Belmont was usually a third time Ride On Curlin had finished out of a money, including a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, where he wound adult seventh following a tough trip.
“The draining is what stopped him,” Gowan said. “His conduct went adult and that’s a tell-tale sign. The draining will stop one passed in their marks since they can’t get their air. Johnny did a right thing. He pronounced during a three-eighths stick he didn’t have a lot of horse. He asked him one time and there was zero there, so he usually eased him and I’m blissful he did.”
Gowan has not looked past a Belmont for Ride On Curlin, who was also second in a Apr 13 Arkansas Derby and third in a Feb. 17 Southwest, both during Oaklawn Park, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
“We’ll demeanour during (the class we Travers Stakes), though we’re going to give him 30 to 45 days off,” he said. “It’s been a prolonged grind, for me and a horse.”
Originally posted on BloodHorse.com.