Frankel to Train Remsen Runner-up Master David
Updated: Thursday, December 11, 2003 10:38 AM
Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 9:53 AM
Master David, who was second to Read the Footnotes in the Remsen Stakes (gr. II), will be sent to Bobby Frankel at Hollywood Park to prepare for next year's Triple Crown.
The son of Grand Slam, who was previously based in England with trainer Brian Meehan, was purchased by Peter Minikes after breaking his maiden at Thirsk on Sept. 16. Earlier this year, Minikes bought Buy the Sport, also trained by Meehan, and won the Gazelle Handicap (gr. I). He later turned that horse over to Bobby Barbara.
Frankel said he expects the colt in about a week.
"(Minikes) called and told me he doesn't want to keep the horse in New York over the winter and asked if I'd be interested in training him," Frankel said. "He's already been a mile and an eighth, so I don't have to do too much with him. If he doesn't like the track out here, I can always point him for the Wood Memorial."
Master David was beaten twice in photo finishes at Newmarket in his first two career starts before winning by 1 1/4 lengths at 7 furlongs. He previously had been owned by Roldvale Limited.
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