from a track report
Wando, who became the seventh horse to win Canada's Triple Crown, took to the training track on Friday morning at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and worked three furlongs in :39.60 that definitely pleased trainer Mike Keogh.
"It was a nice and easy work," said Keogh, of the effort over a fast track. "He looks just great, more like a 5-year-old than a 4-year-old. He's filled out nicely."
Keogh hasn't made a firm decision as to where the double Sovereign Award winner (champion 3-year-old male and Horse of the Year) will make his 2004 debut.
Wando, bred and owned by Gustav Schickedanz is by Langfuhr out of the Woodman mare Kathie's Colleen.
Stablemate and multiple-stakes winner Mobil, who finished second to Wando in the Queen's Plate, also worked three furlongs, clocked in an identical time of :39.60.
"He worked nice and easy, too," offered Keogh, of the 2003 Queenston, Plate Trial, Toronto Cup, Halton and Ontario Derby Stakes winner. "He'll always have the same attitude. But he looked good out there."
Six Sexy Sisters, a full sister to Wando, along with another promising filly, Sweetgum, also worked three furlongs, breezing, both horses clocked in :37.40.
"Six Sexy Sisters is a lovely horse and looks as though she could have a very good year," offered Keogh, who saddled 10 stakes winners in 2003. "Sweetgum is a real nice filly, too. She ran twice last year, finishing third first time out and then winning around two turns."