Silver Wagon Turns in Fast Calder Drill

(from Calder notes)
Plans for Buckram Oak Farm's 2-year-old Silver Wagon remain unclear but the roan/gray son of freshman sire Wagon Limit showed he is plenty fit for any assignment, working a half-mile in 48 2/5 at Calder Monday morning.

Trained by Ralph Ziadie, Silver Wagon was brilliant winning the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga by four lengths at 12-to-1 under jockey Jerry Bailey. Ziadie and Buckram Oak owner Mahmoud Fustok are discussing options for the rest of the colt's juvenile season.

Ziadie indicated afterward that the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) on Oct. 4 at Belmont Park was a strong possibility for Silver Wagon.

Silver Wagon and Buckram Oak-owned stablemate All True are nominated to the $100,000 Foolish Pleasure Stakes at Calder Saturday at one mile and 70 yards. All True finished second last out as a longshot behind undefeated Sir Oscar in the Affirmed Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

All True is a son of Is It True and is eligible for the Florida Stallion Stakes series with the $400,000 In Reality final coming up on Oct. 11. Silver Wagon is Florida bred but not FSS eligible because his sire stands in Kentucky. Buckram Oak bought Silver Wagon for $120,000 at the OBS February 2-year-old sales held in the Calder paddock.