Horse Racing

Hit the road back into action in Joe Hernandez

1st grade champion let’s go phased out as of Jan 29 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational presented by Baccarat (G1T), will make a long awaited return on Dec 31. $250,000 Joe Hernandez (G2T) Shares, worth approximately $6 1/2 furlongs on Santa Anita . Parkgrass field on the hillside.

Hit the Road was nominated to return for the opening day of San Gabriel Stakes (G2T) on December 26, but coach Dan Blacker wasn’t too concerned about the race’s 1/8 mile run. In the World Cup Pegasus also went through a nine-stage trip, he was never intimidated and finished eighth. This is the only time Hit the Road has run more than a mile.

5 year old son of More Than Ready never run on hillside grass. His only previous sprint came on his 2019 debut when he covered four-and-a-half miles on dirt track.

“No race goes a mile, so really the only race that makes sense is Joe Hernandez,” Blacker said. “And you know, when going downhill, you never know if they’ll run that distance well until you try. But usually, mile runners do well, so I thought he We have a good chance if we have strong speed.

Blacker said: “Leaving Pegasus, it wasn’t a big deal but he accumulated a lot of knick-knacks, so we gave him a four-month break. “He’s been training really well since he came back.”

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