Independence Hall to Skip Remsen


Independence Hall | Adam Coglianese


Independence Hall (Constitution), who scored an electrifying 12 1/4-length win in the GIII Nashua S., will not start in the GII Remsen S., trainer Mike Trombetta told the Thoroughbred Daily News Friday.

“We don’t want to run him back in five weeks,” Trombetta said. “We will look for a race a little later on.”

Trombetta said he had not decided where Independence Hall will run next.

The Remsen appeared to be the next logical spot for the 2 year-old after his performance in the Nashua. He entered the race off a 4 3/4-length win in a maiden race at Parx and was dismissed at 9-1. With Jose Ortiz aboard, he sat second early before taking over on the turn. Unchallenged in the stretch, he was an easy and impressive winner, covering the mile in 1:34.66. He earned a 101 Beyer figure in the Nashua, the best number and 2 year-old has posted this year.

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