Instead of pushing Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity winner Klimt to be ready for the Kentucky Derby, owner Kaleem Shah is giving the talented sophomore colt time to mature. The son of Quality Road was recently transferred to Art Sherman’s barn, and, according to bloodhorse.com, Klimt will not be pointed for the roses on the first Saturday in May.
“Art is going to decide what is in his best interest and move forward with him at a time of our choosing,” said Shah. “Art wanted to take it easy with him and give him some time off, which is fine. It’s a long road ahead—a long year. Down the road, there are certainly some big races to come.”
Also recently transferred to Sherman’s barn is the owner’s Grade 1 winner Dortmund. Shah reported that the large son of Big Brown was training forwardly, but that a race has not yet been picked out for him. Dortmund was most recently fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.
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