‘Mild’ Fever Forces Catholic Boy To Skip Planned Workout

by | 10.09.2018 | 5:43pm
Catholic Boy (More Than Ready) and jockey Javier Castellano win the Travers (Gr I) at Saratoga Racecourse 8/25/18. Trainer: Jonathan Thomas. Owner: LaPenta, Robert V., Madaket Stables LLC, Siena Farm LLC, and Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC

Winner of both the G1 Belmont Derby (turf) and G1 Travers (dirt), 3-year-old Catholic Boy is one of the more intriguing chances for the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. According to drf.com, however, the son of More Than Ready missed a planned workout this past weekend at Belmont Park due to a fever.

“It's very minor in the grand scheme of things,” said trainer Jonathan Thomas. “He had a mild temperature, which has since rectified. We just didn't want to take any chances. I'm anticipating being able to breeze him this weekend. I'm glad it's a month out and not a week out.”

Thomas doesn't expect the one missed work to affect Catholic Boy's ability to make the Classic.

Read more at drf.com.

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