Brown breezes brigade for upcoming engagements

July 4, 2022

ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Chad Brown breezed a number of his horses over the Belmont Park inner turf on Sunday in preparation for upcoming graded events led by Peter Brant’s multiple Grade 1-winner Regal Glory, who went five furlongs in company with stablemate In Italian (GB)

Exiting a triumph in the Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Just a Game on June 11 at Belmont, Regal Glory is slated to face males in the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave on August 13 at Saratoga Race Course. She completed her five-furlong move in 1:02.77, while graded stakes winner In Italian, third in the Just a Game, finished off in 1:02.66. 

“Regal Glory is doing fine. She continues to be in good form and is still on target for the Fourstardave,” Brown said. 

Also, on the work tab for Brown was Klaravich Stables’ Technical Analysis (IRE) who went five furlongs in 1:02.58 and is on target for the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana on July 16 at Saratoga. By Kingman, Technical Analysis won the Grade 3 Gallorette at Pimlico last out for Brown, who could have as many as three in the nine-furlong Diana with Grade/Group 1 winners Rougir (FR) and Bleecker Street also under consideration. 

Working a half-mile in company for Brown were Haughty [50.25] and McKulick (GB) [50.22], in their final breezes for Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational. Haughty will arrive at the Belmont Oaks off a 2022 debut win in the Penn Oaks on June 3 at Penn National. Placed in both graded stakes starts this year, McKulick eyes her first stakes triumph. 

“That was their final work for the Belmont Oaks and they both looked great,” Brown said.

Adhamo (IRE) second in the Grade 1 Manhattan to stable mate Tribhuvan, went five furlongs in 1:02.65 and will target the Grade 1 United Nations on July 23 at Monmouth Park. 

Brown recently welcomed a new addition to the barn in Teruya Yoshida’s Tokyo Gold, who was tenth in the Manhattan and second in last year’s Grade 1 Belmont Derby. The French-bred son of Kendargent went five furlongs in 1:02.69. 

“He transferred to me in fine physical condition. He’ll run sometime at Saratoga, but I’m not sure which race yet,” Brown said. 

Peter Brant’s Balthus (IRE), a 4-year-old son of Galileo, defeated winners going 11 furlongs over the inner turf on June 30 at Belmont. He registered a 92 Beyer Speed Figure for the win, after breaking his maiden by six lengths going 10 furlongs over the same surface in his prior start. 

“That horse is developing well and as distances continue to increase, you’ll see the best of him,” Brown said. 

On Friday, Brown sent out Wise Racing’s Empire Hope to a debut victory going 6 1/2-furlongs over the main track. A half-sister to Grade 1-winner Sassy Image, the daughter of Empire Maker recorded a 69 Beyer for her effort. 

“I’m not sure what we’re doing with her yet, but she’s a nice prospect and I think you’ll see the best of her when we stretch her out as well,” Brown said. 

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Photo by of Chad Brown (right) with Peter Brant at Belmont after Regal Glory won the Just A Game in June. (Susie Raisher)

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