Promises Fulfilled Scratched From Vosburgh; American Power Stays In

by | 09.27.2019 | 4:29pm
Promises Fulfilled (Shackleford) and jockey Luis Saez win the John A. Nerud Stakes (Gr II) at Belmont Park 7/6/19. Trainer: Dale Romans. Owner: Robert J. Baron

Robert Baron and WinStar Farm's talented sprinter Promises Fulfilled will be scratched from Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 Vosburgh at Belmont Park.

Promises Fulfilled, a chestnut Shackleford colt, breezed on Friday morning at his Churchill Downs base going five furlongs in 59.80 seconds. The five-time graded stakes winner was a disappointing sixth last out in the Grade 1 Forego presented by Encore Boston Harbor at Saratoga. He earned a free berth into this year's Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita when taking the Grade 2 John Nerud in July at Belmont Park.

Seven-time winner American Power, who was cross-entered in Laurel Park's Challendon on Saturday, will likely remain entered in the Vosburgh according to trainer Linda Rice, who owns the Power Broker chestnut in partnership with Stephen Cooper.

“I think we are [running],” Rice said. “It's a bit of a tall order to run against Imperial Hint and Firenze Fire but hopefully we'll be looking at a good check.”

Imperial Hint, the likely overwhelming favorite for the Vosburgh, enters the six-furlong dirt sprint off a track record performance in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga.

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