Nyquist breezes at Santa Anita July 4. Trainer Doug O’Neill confirmed on July 11 that the colt’s next start would be the G1 Haskell on July 31
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and undefeated 3-year-old filly Songbird both were put through workouts Sunday morning preparatory to shipping out, in their own due time, to fulfill as the marquee attractions for races at Monmouth Park in New Jersey and Saratoga in New York.
Nyquist is scheduled to make his first start since finishing third in the Preakness in the $ 1 million Haskell Invitational on July 31. Songbird is being aimed for the $ 500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks on July 24.
Nyquist will have one more work here next weekend. Songbird will be New York-bound sometime this week, possibly Tuesday.
Nyquist went five furlongs in 1:02 under exercise rider Jonny Garcia, the last half-mile in :48.60 in company with stablemate Snappy Jack.
“We’re very happy,” trainer Doug O’Neill said. “He basically two-minute licked, galloped out good and looks well.”
Songbird worked a bullet six furlongs in 1:11.40 under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith. Del Mar clockers had interim splits of :23.20, :45.40, and :59.0 with a seven-furlong gallop-out in 1:25.00 and mile in 1:39.00.
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