Champion Shanghai Bobby Breezes at Spa
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 7/29/2013 4:33:25 PM
Last Updated: 7/31/2013 1:15:41 PM

Shanghai Bobby
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In his first official workout since being diagnosed with a slight pelvic stress fracture after his fifth-place finish in the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30 at Gulfstream Park, Shanghai Bobby   breezed three furlongs in :38.95 at Saratoga Race Course July 29.

Trainer Todd Pletcher was pleased with the move by last year's champion 2-year-old male. Starlight Racing and partners' Shanghai Bobby returned to light training after a June 4 ultrasound exam of the area came back clean.

"It was his first work back, and it went very well," Pletcher said. "It was just an easy three-eighths. It was nice to get him back on the work tab. He went just nice and easy by himself, just getting him back into a routine. He did exactly what we were hoping he would do, and seemed to handle it well."

Shanghai Bobby won all five of his starts in 2012, including the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

"Now, we'll kind of start to pick it up gradually as we go along," Pletcher said. "Basically, he'll be on a weekly work schedule from here, but I don't see him making a race here at Saratoga."



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