Warrior’s Club Turns In Maintenance Breeze For G1 Forego

Warrior’s Club, a 5-year-old graded stakes winner for Churchill Downs Racing Club, visited the Oklahoma training track on Wednesday morning, breezing four furlongs in 50.31 seconds.

Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, Warrior’s Club is expected to make his next start in the Grade 1, $600,000 Forego on Travers Day, Saturday August 24.

“He went well,” said Lukas. “It was just a maintenance breeze for him. We’re about 30 days from the race, so we don’t have to do much. We’re just tuning him up a little bit.”

In four starts this year, of which three were graded stakes, the son of Warrior’s Reward has finished second in both the Grade 3 Commonwealth at Keeneland in April and most recently in the Grade 2 John A. Nerud at Belmont on July 6.
An allowance winner at Saratoga in 2017, Warrior’s Club finished second here last year in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt.

“I would say he’s liked it here at Saratoga and Keeneland the best out of all the tracks he’s been,” said Lukas. “I think he likes those deeper tracks. Of course, he ran well at Belmont as well. He seems to prefer tracks that are deeper than are firmer such as at Churchill.

“He hasn’t missed many dances and he’s got a ton of supporters with the ownership of the Churchill Downs Racing Club,” added Lukas. “Hopefully, we’ll give them something to cheer for. We’re in a bit of a slump at the meet so far we haven’t beaten anybody but we’re staying positive and looking to get rolling here soon.”

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