Trainer David Hofmans said Monday that Millennium Wind is recovering well from injuries sustained in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and remains pointed toward the $500,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. I). The 1 1/8-mile test for 3-year-olds will be run at Hollywood Park on July 15.
"He's doing really well since he came back," said Hofmans. "He has gained his weight back and has healed up. He should have his first work back next week."
David and Jill Heerensperger's Millennium Wind suffered cuts to his legs when running in the Derby, in which he finished 11th after contesting the blazing early fractions. The son of Cryptoclearance--Bali Babe, by Drone, is a half-brother to Derby winner Charismatic and has won three of six career races, including the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).
Others considered possible for the Swaps are Hero's Tribute, Congaree, Bayou the Moon and Crafty C.T.