Daredevil, Ready for Rye, X Y Jet on Target for Swale
Daredevil, Ready for Rye and the speedy X Y Jet will be among the horses to return in the postponed Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes on Saturday.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday that the son of More Than Ready will work four furlongs Monday morning at Palm Beach Downs. Team Pletcher is usually on the Sunday worktab at Palm Beach Downs but was absent today.
“We’re going to breeze him tomorrow, just an easy half-mile, and then hopefully be all set for next Saturday,” Pletcher said.
“For us, everything is good. It’s just another week away,” trainer Tom Albertrani said of Ready for Rye. “We’ll just continue our schedule with him and re-enter.”
Second in the Spectacular Bid on Jan. 3, Ready for Rye broke his maiden on a sloppy, sealed racetrack in October at Belmont Park.
“He ran well in the slop in his second start, but you can’t predict you’re going to end up with a monsoon,” Albertrani said. “I remember a bad one where there was two feet of water on the backside, but that was going way back, probably 20 years ago or more. It was just kind of a bad day all around.”
X Y Jet is coming off back-to-back runner-up stakes finishes since being moved to the barn of trainer Jorge Navarro. The Kantharos gelding was beaten a neck in the Pasco at Tampa Bay Downs and most recently second by a half-length in the Hutcheson Stakes.
“We’re still going for it. He’s kind of on the right schedule, so we didn’t miss anything,” Navarro said. “The rain was something. I haven’t seen that in 15 or 16 years the last time it was bad like that.”
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