Walsh Runners Maxfield, 'Kid' Prep for Graded Assignments


Extravagant Kid winning in Dubai | Horsephotos

DARRS Inc.'s Extravagant Kid (Kiss the Kid), winner of the G1 Al Quoz Sprint  Mar. 27, turned in his third work at Keeneland Saturday since his Dubai performance, covering five furlongs in 1:02.20 in company with stakes-placed winner Lontano (Street Boss) over a fast dirt track. Keeneland clockers caught him in fractions of :11.80, :24, ;36, :49.60 and 1:02.20.

“He worked great. He's doing good,” said trainer Brendan Walsh. “Looks like he came out of the race in Dubai good and got back in good shape.”

The 8-year-old is being considered for two races at the Royal meeting: the five-furlong G1 King's Stand S. June 15 and the six-furlong G1 Diamond Jubilee S. June 19.

“If it worked out good going to Dubai, why wouldn't it work out going to England?” said Walsh, who will be saddling his first runner at the Royal meeting. “He shows that he's good enough to take on those kind of horses.”

Walsh confirmed that Ryan Moore, who rode Extravagant Kid to his Dubai victory, will be back in board the gelding at Royal Ascot. Extravagant Kid is to accompany the contingent of horses trained by Wesley Ward on the flight from Indianapolis.

Another Saturday worker at Keeneland for Walsh was Godolphin's Maxfield (Street Sense), who was caught in :49.80 for a half-mile in his first work since winning the Apr. 30 GII Alysheba S. at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old is scheduled to make his next start in the June 26 GII Stephen Foster S. at Churchill.

“Maxfield is doing great,” said Walsh, who has around 40 horses stabled at Keeneland. “He worked nice, and we're back on the go and on to the next spot.”

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Exit Box x