ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Brian Lynch said K and R Racing Stable and Town Branch Racing’s Two of a Kind will aim for a fall return after incurring a minor injury in his gate-to-wire score in the $150,000 Tremont, a 5 1/2-furlong sprint for juveniles on June 9, at Belmont Park.
“He strained a ligament in his shoulder in that race, so he’s having a bit of time off,” Lynch said. “We won’t see him again until the fall possibly. It’s a bit of a setback but nothing that time won’t heal.”
The Overanalyze bay powered his way to the lead under Luis Saez in the Tremont and never looked back en route to a two-length score which garnered a 76 Beyer.
Two of a Kind entered the Tremont from a similar frontrunning maiden score on May 4 at Churchill Downs with Saez up. He had been targeting the six-furlong Grade 3, $175,000 Sanford on July 16 at Saratoga Race Course.
Lynch said he’ll take his time with the undefeated colt.
“He’s certainly showed he’s got some talent, so we’ll give him all the time he needs,” Lynch said.
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Photo of Two of a Kind getting a sweet pat from Luis Saez after the Tremont. (Susie Raisher)