Line of David, who won this year's Arkansas Derby (gr. I), has been retired from racing. He has been purchased by B. Wayne Hughes, who plans to stand the son of Lion Heart at his Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
For trainer John Sadler and owner Ike Thrash, sending Dave in Dixie into the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) is a venture into the great unknown.
Kentucky Derby runner-up Ice Box turned in a bullet half-mile work in :46 3/5 over the Oklahoma training track.
Woods worked with both Line of David, Big Brown in his Florida-based sales program.
Six-furlong effort in 1:15 "wasn't really the work we wanted," according to trainer John Sadler.
Neil Pessin is from Lexington and has stabled at Keeneland for years. On the opening day of the spring meeting Friday, his Chin High pulled a major upset in the $150,000 Central Bank Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds.
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