He won 14 straight races including the Mexican Triple Crown and the Caribbean Classic Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but Kukulkan finished 11th in his first start against North American horses in the G1 Pegasus World Cup in January. Now, the 4-year-old son of Point Determined is preparing for a start at Churchill Downs on Friday, facing a field of nine others over 1 1/16 miles.
According to horseracingnation.com, the colt has been in the barn of trainer Ignacio Correas at Keeneland. He is entered under the name of his Mexican trainer Fausto Gutierrez, and will be ridden by local jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr.
“We talked about it, and we think, if he can win the allowance race at Churchill, maybe it'll be worth it for him to stay (in the United States) and have a campaign here,” Correas said. “You need to beat those types of horses before you can jump into stakes.”
Also in the allowance field are two-time Grade 3 winner My Boy Jack, millionaire Hawaakom, and West Virginia Derby winner Colonelsdarktemper.
Read more at horseracingnation.com.
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