Violette said Read the Footnotes will ship to Churchill Downs on April 23. No decision has been made who will ride the colt.
Read the Footnotes, winner of the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), turned in his second straight solid mile work, breezing his eight furlongs in 1:40 at Palm Meadows training center.Trainer Rick Violette said the son of Smoke Glacken went in :26, :51 and change, and six furlongs in 1:16 2/5 before coming his his final quarter in :23 3/5."This time we just let him sprint home, and he did it beautifully," Violette said. "Now, we'll just sharpen him up a little bit. He needed a couple of very long-winded works where he finished and that's just what he got. I'm very happy where we're at, and that includes the seven-week layoff."