Offbeat Justify tests soggy Pimlico track in workout for Preakness

19:42  17 may  2018
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Baffert: Justify doing well after treatment for bruised heel

  Baffert: Justify doing well after treatment for bruised heel Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify is doing well and still on track for the Preakness Stakes after the Kentucky Derby winner was treated for a bruised heel on his left hind foot. Baffert says Justify was irritated by some gravel on Sunday morning outside the barn at Churchill Downs after winning the Derby on a muddy track. Baffert said on a conference call Thursday that Justify's feet were tender following the race but added the problem is behind him after quick treatment.Justify is undefeated in four starts and expected to be a heavy favorite against Tampa Bay Derby winner Quip and others at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 19.

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BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby winner Justify has gotten acquainted with the track at Pimlico Race Course, where he will attempt to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive Saturday in the Preakness.

Because the track was soaked from a heavy morning shower, trainer Bob Baffert made it easy for his undefeated chestnut colt during the Thursday morning workout.

Baffert said: "He was just getting warmed up. He's ready to do a lot more, but we just don't want him to do too much."

Justify showed no signs of being troubled by the heel bruise that was discovered the day after he won the Derby on May 5 by 2½ lengths.

Baffert said: "I think it's behind us. He had that one day, but then after that he's been really good on it. I'm not really worried about it."

The horse won in the slop at Churchill Downs, so the prediction of rain on Saturday didn't seem to bother Baffert, who said, "This track can probably take more water than any track I've ever seen. I've seen it dry out quickly."

Justify won't have Audible to kick around in Belmont Stakes .
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify won't have to further contend with Audible in pursuit of the colt's bid for the Triple Crown.Trainer Todd Pletcher said Friday that Audible will be pointed toward a summer campaign, with the $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 28 or the $1 million Haskel Invitational on July 29 being the top options for his next start.

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