Video: Orb Turns in Sharp Work for Travers
Orb finished his preparation for Saturday’s G1 Travers Stakes with a sharp half-mile work over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Monday morning.
The Kentucky Derby-winning colt zipped through the half-mile in 47.66 and galloped out in 1:01.14, according to the Daily Racing Form. The work was the first for Orb since he returned to Saratoga from Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland Aug. 11.
Jennifer Patterson, the regular exercise rider for Orb, told the DRF that she feels the colt is training as well as he had over the winter.
“His stride when he’s right is so big and he does things so easily he always fools me with his times,” Patterson said. “When he’s right I just feel like we’re galloping around there, and I had that feeling again this morning, which is really nice.”
Read more in the Daily Racing Form