"We do know, if everything goes well, that he will run on August 28," said the trainer. "What we don’t know yet is what race he will run in."
The two choices for the 3-year-old Tapit colt are the 141st running of the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at 1 1/4 miles or the $250,000 King’s Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at seven furlongs.
"I was very happy with his race against Lookin At Lucky, who was the champion 2-year-old colt and probably will be the champion 3-year-old colt," said McLaughlin. "Now we have a choice between facing Discreetly Mine in the King’s Bishop, or running 1 1/4 miles.
"It’s a jump ball--both are grade I races and very important races as a stallion (prospect). Fortunately we are in a position to be able to make that kind of choice, and we don’t have to make it right away."