Shotski Pointing to UAE Derby


Shotski | Sarah Andrew

GII Remsen S. winner Shotski (Blame) will be pointed towards the $2.5 million G2 UAE Derby Mar. 28, which offers 170 points towards the GI Kentucky Derby. The bay will work once more at Gulfstream before shipping to Dubai.

“He seems in good form, full of himself at the moment. Our primary plan is to keep him here in Florida with the plan to go to Dubai,” trainer Jeremiah O'Dwyer said. “That's what we're looking at right now. We've been talking about it. We're going to fly out of here on the 17th of March, so we'll keep him here, give him one breeze and then head over there all things being well.”

Shotski most recently finished fourth in the GII Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth S. Feb. 29.

“We're very happy with his performance, getting the trip that he got. He was stuck wide the whole way,” O'Dwyer said. “They talked about how much further he had to run than the winner, and all the other horses. I do feel we were the second-best horse in the race on the day. In racing, things don't always go your way. He ended up being fourth and, all things being equal, he probably should have been second.”

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