Traditionally Works Toward Skip Away; Trajectory Out With Injury
Date Posted: 1/7/2002 1:54:49 PM
Last Updated: 1/8/2002 9:15:45 PM

Traditionally, the royally-bred winner of last year's Oaklawn Handicap (gr. I), worked a half-mile in :49 2/5 over a fast track at Gulfstream Park on Sunday and trainer Shug McGaughey said he will probably run him in Saturday's Skip Away Stakes (gr. III).

A 5-year-old son of Mr. Prospector produced from champion mare Personal Ensign, Traditionally has not started since finishing fourth in allowance company at Saratoga last August."He didn't do any good after his win in the Oaklawn Handicap," McGaughey said. "So I let up on him last summer at Saratoga. He hasn't run since. I kept him at the track with me and put him back to serious training last fall."

While Traditionally was being added to the Skip Away, the race lost another contender when Graham Motion-trained Trajectory sustained an injury that will sideline him.

"He strained a ligament in his left front leg," Motion said. "I'm afraid he will be sidelined for a while. I'm shipping him to a veterinary clinic in Kentucky for X-rays and then we'll decide what we're going to do with him."

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