Following an emphatic 6¼-length victory in Saturday's Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park, trainer Chad Brown could send promising 3-year-old Mask to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the Gr. II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 17.
“I'm considering the Risen Star,” Brown said by text message. “We'll see how he trains, but so far he looks great.”
Owned by Lanes' End Farm, the son of leading North American sire Tapit was a $685,000 purchase at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Mask broke his maiden at Belmont Park on Oct. 20 at first asking by three lengths.
The Risen Star is the second of three local preps on Churchill Downs' Road To The Kentucky Derby, which will award the Top 4 finishers points on a 50-20-10-5 scale.
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