The Travers picked up another entrant this morning when trainer Gustavo Delgado reported Grupo Seven C Stable’s Majesto will throw his hat in the ring when entries are taken Tuesday.
Delgado said Ricardo Santana Jr. will ride the son of Tiznow.
Javier Castellano, who was aboard for Majesto’s maiden victory and runner-up finish in the Grade 1 Florida Derby, was up for his six-furlong workout in 1:15.49 seconds in company with stablemate Juan and Bina on the main track Saturday.
“Castellano said after the work possibly he needs the blinkers, so it’s possible I will put them on,” said Delgado. “He has been inconsistent.”
After running second to Nyquist in the Florida Derby, Majesto had early trouble and finished far back in the Kentucky Derby. He was subsequently given time off and was caught four wide throughout the Curlin Stakes in his return.
“It’s going to be 14 horses, lots of traffic – anything can happen,” said Delgado, who knows about such things after posting his first Grade 1 victory in the United States with 55-1 Paola Queen in the Test. The 3-year-old daughter of Flatter was beating winners for the first time in the Test, and may face older mares in the Grade 1, $ 500,000 Ballerina on Travers Day.
Paola Queen also worked on the main track Saturday, breezing five furlongs in 1:02.88 seconds.
“She’s doing very good, and there’s a chance she will run in the Ballerina,” said Delgado, a native of Venezuela.
In addition to Majesto and Paola Queen, Grand Tito worked on the main track Saturday as well, going six furlongs in 1:14.67 seconds.
Delgado confirmed Grand Tito, fourth in the Grade 1 Manhattan and second in the Grade 2 Bowling Green, will take on Flintshire for a third time in Saturday’s Grade 1, $ 1 million Longines Sword Dancer, a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
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