With whips only allowed for safety reasons in New Jersey, odds-on favourite idles before getting home by a head in Haskell prep race.
Rusty Arnold’s two-year-old daughter of Kodiac, a winner at Churchill Downs last month, is set for the Queen Mary.
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The announcement was made after Baffert’s attorney confirmed that a second test of a sample taken from Medina Spirit contained traces of a banned raceday substance.
The Godolphin colt was due to tackle the final leg of the US Triple Crown Series in New York this weekend but has picked up an infection.
The ex-Newmarket trainer recorded his breakthrough victory when Alnaseem won an allowance optional claiming race at Churchill Downs.
The four-year-old has flown to the US to contest the G2 Belmont Gold Cup and has been joined on the trip by stablemate Thundering Nights.