Mr. Fantasy, third in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III), will not run in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) as originally planned, and will point for the one-mile Withers Stakes (gr. III) April 25, said Terry Finley, president of West Point Thoroughbreds
Mr. Fantasy, a half-brother to stakes winner Tin Cup Chalice, is owned by
Finley said the decision was made to abandon the Kentucky Derby trail after trainer Kiaran McLaughlin looked at the colt and felt he’d be better off taking an easier route.
“Kiaran hadn’t seen him in a while and when he looked at him before heading to
“I think we’ve learned over the years by running in some bad spots and letting our enthusiasm get the better of us. I’d had have to think we’ve built up our institutional knowledge. Immediately after the