Owner Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farm said Hard Spun is “99%” certain to pass the Blue Grass, unless there are additional defections “that entice us.”
If Hard Spun were train up to the
If Hard Spun does run in the Lexington Stakes, he will face Dogwood Stable’s Soaring By, who captured a nine-furlong allowance race at Gulfstream last weekend.
“We’re taking it one race at a time,” said Dogwood president Cot Campbell. “Off of his impressive win at Gulfstream last weekend – following an abortive trip in the Louisiana Derby, when he broke through the starting gate – the Lexington Stakes is definitely indicated. The mile and a sixteenth distance will suit him and we need to test him against stakes-caliber horses.”
Soaring By, trained by Todd Pletcher, has had two wins from four lifetime starts, and earnings of $64,200.