Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security (New Year’s Day), last seen crossing the wire first before being disqualified to 17th in the GI Kentucky Derby, breezed at Monmouth Park Sunday morning, his second significant bit of activity since the Derby. In the typical fashion of his trainer Jason Servis’s works, the activity was more of a two-minute luck than a standard breeze and went unpublished on the worktab.
“He looked great,” said Servis. “He went a mile in 1:58 and galloped out a mile and an eighth in 2:10. He wasn’t blowing at all and he seemed to cool out good.”
Servis added that Maximum Security’s next start is up in the air, but will come at the seaside track, either in the TVG.com Pegasus S. June 16 or the GI Haskell Invitational July 20.
“I haven’t made a decision yet [on the horse’s next start],” he said. “We’ll take it race by race, whether it’s the Pegasus or the Haskell. I probably won’t make a decision until his next breeze. We’ll probably send him out again in seven, eight or nine days.”