Tony Dutrow said today that In Trouble will mke his 3-year-old debut after one more workout.
In Trouble hasn't raced since winning the Futurity at Belmont Park last September, and Dutrow decided to school him in the paddock.
“He hasn’t been in the paddock since late September at Belmont,” Dutrow said. “He’s nearly ready to run, and we’re trying to cover all our bases.”
In Trouble broke his maiden in his debut at Saratoga last August, then returned to score a 2 1/4-length victory in the six-furlong Futurity. Finishing behind him that day were Corfu, Big Sugar Soda, Financial Mogul and Sound of Freedom.
In Trouble had surgery to remove a chip fracture from his left knee shortly after the Futurity, an injury Dutrow believe happened in the race. Based with Dutrow at Palm Meadows, he has breezed four times since mid-January, most recently going five furlongs in :59.30 seconds on Wednesday.
“He’s doing really good. One more workout, and he’s ready to run,” Dutrow said. “As of right now, I couldn’t be more happy with things.”
Dutrow continues to target the Gotham on March 1. It would be the two-turn debut for In Trouble.
“Both times he ran, he ran with good horses, and he ran very fast,” Dutrow said. “He’s promising.”
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