The Dallas Stewart bred, owned and trained juvenile Saint’s Fan won the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile with ease.
Trainer Dallas Stewart is more than pleased with the progress of Saint’s Fan, a son of Tale of Ekati he also owns and bred. A two-length winner last out in the local $ 100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile going six furlongs on Dec. 10, the chestnut with a unique split blaze has been training forwardly at the Fair Grounds and is on track for a step up in class.
“He’s great right now,” Stewart said. “With the weather being how it is, we may wait a few days to work him again. There’s no rush with a 3-year-old like him right now. We’ll let this system go through and then work him and get him ready.
“If for any reason he can’t make the (Grade III $ 200,000) Lecomte (Stakes on Jan. 21), he will go to Delta (Downs) and run against statebreds. There’s a lot of money up there, too.”
A winner against open company on debut going six furlongs at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, the undefeated, 2-for-2 colt likely will be stepping up to two turns no matter what next out. While the Lecomte is at a mile and 70 yards, Delta’s $ 125,000 Louisiana Premier Night Prince is restricted to Louisiana-breds over a mile.
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