Keeneland Barn Notes: Suédois Trains In Advance of G1 Shadwell Turf Mile

(Suedois, winner of the 2017 Shadwell Turf Mile, is back for more this year / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

George Turner and Clipper Logistics’ Suedois (FR) winner of the 2017 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), trained on Keeneland’s all-weather training track Tuesday morning under Matt Ennis.

Suedois, as well as Vintager (GB) and Robin of Navan (FR), cleared quarantine early Tuesday morning after arriving at Keeneland Sunday. Ennis said trainer David O’Meara is expected to be at Keeneland Friday morning.

Haven’t A Pot and Richard Foden’s Robin of Navan hand-walked for 45 minutes and then had a slow canter of 6 furlongs on the training track under Gary Plasted.

Christina Dunlop, wife of trainer Harry Dunlop, said Robin of Navan would stay on the training track leading up to Saturday’s race.

Godolphin’s Vintager galloped on the main track under Jamie Mackay. Charlie Appleby trains Vintager.

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

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