said to give him about three more weeks off and I could start jogging him," said Bradley in a release from Churchill Downs. "We decided to go on and give him off until the middle of August anyhow and then get him ready for the fall."
Bradley said Brass Hat was "walking a little gingerly" on the ankle when he cooled out after the Ohio Derby win, but there was never any swelling or heat in the ankle that would point to a specific injury. "At least we got through that race -- that was our main goal," said Bradley. "Of course we'll miss a couple that we would have liked to kept going with, but the veterinarian said give him some time off and we will."