Mind Control Scratched from Breeder’ Futurity

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Mind Control | Sarah K Andrew

Mind Control (Stay Thirsty), last month’s GI Hopeful S. winner, was forced to scratch from Saturday’s GI Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity due to a fever. “We came in yesterday at five in the morning and his temperature was 102, and it stayed that way until four in the afternoon and we treated him,” said Rick Sacco, brother of trainer Greg Sacco, Saturday morning. “By 6:00, he was fine.” Mind Control was the 7-2 morning-line favorite for the Breeders’ Futurity, which would have been his first two-turn test. “He’s perfect this morning,” Sacco said. “We did bloodwork on him again this morning and if it comes back perfect he will be on a 6:00 a.m. Tex Sutton flight back to Monmouth [Sunday] and train up to the Breeders’ Cup.”

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