Shivananda Parbhoo’s Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint candidate Trinniberg worked a half-mile over sloppy going in :48 1/5 after the renovation break on a cold and rainy morning Oct. 20 at Churchill Downs.
Working in company with 4-year-old stablemate Butler Cabin and outfitted in blinkers as is his norm, Trinniberg posted fractions of :12 1/5, :24 2/5, :36 1/5 and galloped out five furlongs in 1:03 2/5, finishing two lengths in front of his stablemate. The half-mile move was the fastest of 22 at the distance.
“It was a good little work and I got him to relax,” said Willie Martinez, who was aboard for the move. “He’s got natural speed and is extremely quick. At the top of the lane, when I asked him, he responded.”
Trinniberg has become accustomed to off-tracks, having run two of his four races on tracks rated “sloppy” and one on a track labeled “good.”
“That’s why we had no problem working him today, because we know he loves it,” Parbhoo said of Trinniberg, who finished second in the Sept. 5 Three Chimneys Hopeful (gr. I) on a sloppy track. “I thought he breezed well this morning.”
Trinniberg would have to be supplemented at a cost of $100,000 for the Breeders’ Cup when pre-entries close on Monday.
“We’ll see how he is tomorrow,” Parbhoo said in a release. “I would have no hesitation in writing the check. I love the game. But, he has already paid his way (with runner-up finishes in the gr. II Nashua and Hopeful).”
Parbhoo said Trinniberg would have a three-furlong work out of the gate Oct. 27.
Parbhoo’s other Breeders’ Cup candidate, sprinter Giant Ryan, will return to the track the morning of Oct. 21 after working three furlongs on a track labeled “wet-fast” in :39 1/5 Oct. 19.
“I am happy we worked him yesterday,” said Parbhoo, who initially planned to work Giant Ryan Oct. 20. “He is fine today and his next work will be Thursday, but it could be Wednesday (Oct. 26) or Friday (Oct. 28) depending on weather.”
Bred in Kentucky by J M Stables, Trinniberg is by Teuflesberg --Bella Dorato, by Goldminers Gold. He has a career record of 1-2-0 from four starts, for earnings of $101,300.