Hang now not request to eye either of the High 2 across the wire in closing weekend’s Kentucky Derby at some stage in the relaxation of the Triple Crown sequence.
The Asbury Park Press’ Stephen Edelson reported Friday that Maximum Security was due for an X-ray after he jogged Thursday at Monmouth Park.
“I wasn’t entirely elated with him on the video display the day earlier to this,” coach Jason Servis informed Edelson. “It wasn’t the same horse I observed earlier to the Derby and after the Florida Derby. My bet is that, when Doc (Bill) Keegan and I occasion he might well need some spoil day now.”
Maximum Security, who accomplished first by 1 3/4 lengths nevertheless was disqualified ensuing from interference earlier to the discontinue of the stretch, also exited the speed with cuts on his hind legs. His proprietor, Gary West, considers the abrasions proof that the trailing Battle of Will interfered with Maximum Security earlier to the colt veered out and is seeking the overturn the stewards’ ruling inserting him 17th.
The July 20 Haskell Invitational (G1) devices up as a longer-duration of time target for Maximum Security.
RELATED: Wests look appropriate alternate choices after Derby DQThe beneficiary of that willpower, Nation Home, was promoted to the Derby comprise nevertheless received’t take part in either of the closing legs of the Triple Crown. Coach Bill Mott informed the Day to day Racing Assemble’s Jay Privman on Friday that the colt, who was talked about to be coming down in unlucky health earlier this week, shipped to the Rood & Riddle Equine Effectively being facility in Lexington, Ky., “to earn thoroughly checked out.”
“He’ll possess a tracheal wash, they’ll be optimistic he’s being handled with the becoming form antibiotics, be optimistic in spite of bacteria is in there is being properly dealt with,” Mott informed Privman. “He looks to be responding effectively. It’s now not an emergency. We accurate wished to earn him over there and earn him examined.”
With Mott basing in Fresh York in the summer season, races love Saratoga’s July 27 Jim Dandy (G2) and Aug. 24 Travers Stakes (G1) will likely be subsequent.
And so while neither setback is believed to be important, it likely counts out for Maximum Security and certainly potential no Belmont Stakes for Nation Home.