On Friday, the weekend forecast of rain prompted trainer Joe Sharp to ship Girvin from Trackside Training Center in Louisville to Keeneland to use the five-furlong synthetic training track. He put the plan in action Saturday, sending out Girvin to gallop shortly after 6:00 a.m.
“I made the right decision coming over here,” Sharp said. “The track is sealed at Trackside.”
Sharp said Girvin will probably stay at Keeneland another few days.
“We will probably stay here and work Monday,” Sharp said.
Irap came out of his workout on Friday in good order and is expected to return to the track Sunday, most likely the all-weather training track. Irap is scheduled to work again next Friday and van to Churchill Downs a day or two after the work.
Practical Joke is fine the day after his half-mile work Friday, according to trainer Chad Brown, who also said Practical Joke will be shipped on Monday to Churchill Downs.
Edited Keeneland release