Master Fencer ‘Fresh And Energized’ On First Tour Of Belmont Park

by | 05.26.2019 | 4:01pm
Master Fencer, shown training at Churchill Downs prior to the Kentucky Derby

Katsumi Yoshizawa's homebred Master Fencer, a rail-rallying sixth in the Kentucky Derby for trainer Koichi Tsunoda, jogged at Belmont Park for the first time early on Sunday morning.

Racing manager Mitsuoki Numamoto, translating on behalf of training assistant Yosuke Kono, said the talented Japanese-bred son of Just a Way enjoyed the experience.

“Master Fencer had one lap of jogging on the training track, with a jog and light gallop at the main track as his schooling,” said Numamoto. “The horse was very fresh and energized because of his day off yesterday, and shows no tiredness from shipment. Since the surface is pretty similar to Japan dirt, he seems okay for [racing on] this surface.”

Master Fencer is scheduled to breeze five furlongs on the Belmont Park main track early Wednesday morning. Jockey Julien Leparoux is slated to be aboard for the work and in the Belmont.

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