Reddam Racing LLC’s Grade II winner Irap (Tiznow), who sustained a fractured front left sesamoid when finishing second in Saturday’s GI Pennsylvania Derby at Parx, had successful surgery on the leg at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center Monday morning, trainer Doug O’Neill announced on his stable’s Facebook page.
“Dr. Dean Richardson and Dr. [Chris] Ryan said that Irap was/is a 10 out [of] 10 in terms of a patient,” O’Neill relayed. “They were both very happy with how the 3-hour surgery went. His coming out of anesthesia [in a pool of water] went ‘flawless,’ according to both vets. Once out of the pool, he calmly walked right back to his stall. He’s such a classy colt.”
Irap, who upset the GII Toyota Blue Grass S. at 33-1 in April, was 18th in the GI Kentucky Derby before coming to hand in the summer months, annexing the GIII Ohio Derby and GIII Indiana Derby and running third in the GI Travers S.