Well Said To Skip The 'Jug?'
Published: September 10, 2009 2:39 pm ET
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According to Toni Rose, an assistant trainer in the Steve Elliott stable, Well Said may not be heading to the Little Brown Jug later this month.
“We’re not sure whether we want to ask him to go heats,” Rose was quoted as telling the Woodbine Entertainment Group publicity department. “It will depend on how well he comes out of the Simcoe. After this race we’ll decide.”
Well Said's $136,153 Simcoe division, carded as Race 10 on Mohawk's star-studded Saturday program, will see the millionaire three-year-old start from Post 2 for trainer Elliott and driver Ron Pierce. The Western Hanover colt has been established as the heavy 2-5 morning line favourite.
The colt last raced pari-mutuelly on August 16 when he won the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine at Pennsylvania's Chester Racetrack. Well Said shipped up to Mohawk and put in a sharp 1:51.4 qualifying win September 4 over the Campbellville, Ont. course.
“He’s not that great of a shipper, so we gave him an extra week, and the qualifier, to recover and settle in. He has trained really well all week. It’s the best he’s been in a while, I think, so with a good post position (two) and a short field, he has every reason to do well on Saturday.”
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(With files from WEG)