Cloud Computing Confirmed for Travers


Cloud Computing at Saratoga | Sarah K. Andrew

After some deliberation by trainer Chad Brown, Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's GI Preakness S. winner Cloud Computing (Maclean's Music) will compete in Saturday's GI Travers S. at Saratoga, the Eclipse Award-winning conditioner confirmed Monday morning. The latest addition to the expected full field augments an already competitive race that is expected to also draw GI Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming (Bodemeister) and GI Belmont S. hero Tapwrit (Tapit) from the Todd Pletcher barn.

Second in the Mar. 4 GIII Gotham S. and third in the Apr. 8 GII Wood Memorial S. prior to his win in the Preakness May 20, Cloud Computing returned from a two-month layoff with a disappointing last-of-five finish as the 6-5 second choice in the July 29 GII Jim Dandy S., the traditional prep for the Travers. He was asked to stay closer to a decidedly moderate pace that day and came up empty in the stretch, despite being beaten just 4 3/4 lengths by Good Samaritan (Harlan's Holiday). The colt has worked twice since then, most recently posting a five-furlong move in 1:01.65 Saturday.

“He couldn't have worked any better,” said Brown. “I was very happy with the work and Javier was pleased, and he came out of his work well.”

Brown said recently inducted Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano will ride Cloud Computing in the Travers–a race he has won a record five times.


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