War of Will Breezes Towards Derby


War of Will | Hodges

MGSW War of Will (War Front) breezed five panels in 1:00.20 over a muddy sealed track at Keeneland at 5:30 a.m. In company with maiden winner Battle of Memphis (Ire) (Declaration of War), War of Will clocked splits of :24.40 and :48.60 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.60.

“He trained beautifully all week, and he definitely has progressed from his last breeze,” David Carroll, assistant to trainer Mark Casse, said. “All indications were that he would go exceptionally good today, and we saw that. We couldn't be any happier. All systems are go at the moment.”

He continued, “Each day he seems to be getting better. He cooled out beautifully this morning. [Track Superintendent Javier Barajas] put a good seal on the track and it had a really good bottom on it today. He does a tremendous job on the track.”

Carroll said no decision has been made about when War of Will would ship to Churchill Downs.


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