Here's more on today's workout by Anothertwistafate, who as mentioned in a companion story, breezed six furlongs in a bullet 1:14.20 Saturday at Golden Gate Fields for the Preakness.
Trainer Blaine Wright sent Anothertwistafate out to work in company under regular jockey Juan Hernandez. It was his second breeze over the synthetic surface at the track since his second-place finish to Owendale, 1 3/4 lengths back, in the April 13 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.
“It was a good work for us,” Wright said. “We broke him off behind horses, let him just cruise up to them at the quarter pole. He outworked them very easy and galloped out nice and strong. We’re right where we want to be, I hope.
“He’s the type of horse that when you work him a half, he works six furlongs,” Wright said. “He always gets a lot out of his breezes and gallops. He’s a big, long-striding horse. This will be five weeks between races, so I sent him out going a mile. We got a pretty good, stout work into him. Now all we have to do hopefully is travel.”
Wright said the colt galloped out the mile in 1:40.00.
Jose Ortiz will ride Anothertwistafate in the Preakness. He was 10th on Term of Art in 2017 and fourth aboard Good Magic in 2018.
Anothertwistafate, who will ship to Pimlico Tuesday, will be the first Triple Crown starter for Wright, 44, a leading trainer at Emerald Downs in his home state of Washington. Wright maintains a year-round stable at Golden Gate Fields.