Mandaloun Breezes At Churchill In Preparation For Stephen Foster – Horse Racing News

Mandaloun Breezes At Churchill In Preparation For Stephen Foster – Horse Racing News

|06.19.2022|12:41pm

Mandaloun

Juddmonte’s 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mandaloun continued his serious work for the $750,000 Stephen Foster (G2) on July 2 with a swift six-furlong move Sunday in 1:12.40 under regular jockey Florent Geroux.

Mandaloun, who has been away from the races since finishing ninth in the $20 million Saudi Cup (G1) in February, began his move with fractions of :12.80, :36.40 and 1:00.20. The son of Into Mischief galloped out seven furlongs in 1:25.80, according to Churchill Downs clocker John Nichols.

For Geroux, it was a whirlwind 24 hours and he necessarily wasn’t scheduled to work Mandaloun. He was slated to ride Saturday at Monmouth Park but didn’t make it to the Oceanport, New Jersey track because of several travel delays and caught an early flight back to Louisville for the 5:30 a.m. (ET) work.

Nominations to the Stephen Foster closed Saturday and will be available at www.churchilldowns.com/horsemen in the coming days.

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