Needs Supervision In G3 Go For Wand Off A Week Rest

December 6, 2019

NYRA Press

Needs Supervision gave trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer his first stakes victory as a trainer when she won the Silverbulletday at Fair Grounds in January. This Saturday, the sophomore daughter of Paynter could give the native of County Tipperary, Ireland his first graded stakes winner when she races in the Grade 3, $250,000 Go For Wand over the Aqueduct main track.

Owned by Gary Barber, Wachtel Stables, Madaket Stables and Mike Karty, Needs Supervision enters the one mile test one week after capturing the Safely Kept at Laurel Park.

O’Dwyer said the brief amount of rest won’t be an issue for the dual stakes winner.

“It’s a bit of a quicker turnaround than I would like, but at the moment we’re planning on coming up,” O’Dwyer said. “I’m not opposed to running a horse back quickly if they’re training well enough. I’m expecting for her to make a good account for herself. She ran well in her last race at Laurel and this race came up with a short field so it seemed like a good opportunity to get a Grade 3.”

Needs Supervision, who was purchased by O’Dwyer for $55,000 from the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Mid Atlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, broke her maiden at second asking at Laurel last November where she defeated eventual stakes winner Fashion Faux Pas and subsequently defeated winners at Churchill Downs next out, including Grade 1-placed Meadow Dance and graded stakes-placed Lightscameraaction.

Boasting a consistent record of 8-4-2-0, Needs Supervision’s only off-the-board placings took place against graded stakes company. O’Dwyer believes that a one-turn mile is her ideal distance.

“The one-turn mile hits her right between the eyes. I wouldn’t be opposed to stretching her out to two turns further down the road,” O’Dwyer said.

O’Dwyer will also saddle Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Blue River Investment Partners’ Shotski in Saturday’s Grade 2 Remsen. The bay son of Blame scratched out of Saturday’s Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs.

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