Palace Malice To Bypass Woodward
Disappointingly, we have decided not to put Palace Malice in the entries for the August 30 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga. The reason is that he worked at Saratoga Sunday morning, and it was a very uncharacteristic, lackluster work. There is no visible problem, but his lack of enthusiasm in the work (which was still better than most horses on that day) makes it seem foolhardy to run the risk to besmirch his record and trying to run in the Woodward.
“The time was OK, but the gallop out was very poor,” Campbell said. “Palace Malice usually gallops out a mile faster than most horses can run, but he was quite content to pull himself up pretty quick after the work.”
“After the Whitney, we went over him with a fine-tooth comb,” Campbell said. “We did a blood test and scoped him (had an endoscopic throat exam performed) to see if there was any obstruction in his breathing apparatus,” Campbell said. “He was fine. But we will certainly be super alert in the next week or two to see if anything pops up.”
Plans now call for Palace Malice to return to competition in the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park in New York on September 27.
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Miss Frost Wins Riskaverse Stakes At Saratoga
Miss Frost, winner of the $100,000 Tenski Stakes at Saratoga on August 11, made it two stakes wins in a row at Saratoga winning the $100,000 Riskaverse Stakes on August 29. Quick out of the gate, Miss Frost opened up a five length lead headed down the backstretch. As the field started to close in entering the second turn, Miss Frost sprinted clear again and hit the finish line 4 3/4 lengths ahead of the field. She earned $60,000 bringing her career total to $241,052. Miss Frost by Tom Albertrani.
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None Like Nolan will run Monday, September 1, in the eighth race at Saratoga. This is an Allowance race going one mile and one-eighth at 4:49 p.m. None Like Nolan was also a winner last time out at Saratoga.
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Our Dogwood Newsletter has been very popular, it seems. For some years, we published it three or four times a year. Since we have merged with Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and have greatly reduced by attrition the number of horses in the Dogwood roster, we have not tried to publish a newsletter. However, we think we will do one by the end of the year. Its publication date is undetermined, but we look forward to putting one together and sending it out to our partners and friends. In the meantime, thanks to those of you who have made complimentary remarks about it and have asked when they will see the next one.
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