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“We decided some time ago that, despite how well he did on turf last year, we didn’t want to wait until October (this year) to find out if he was as good on dirt. They are only 3-year-olds once,” said McLaughlin with an obvious eye toward the Triple Crown. “Also, he’s by War Front, by Danzig, who never turfed and was a good horse on dirt.”
McLaughlin said Soldat would likely run next on Feb. 26 in the Fountain of Youth (gr. II).
“There still may be some question of how he handles a fast track, although I’m not really that concerned the way he has trained,”
McLaughlin said. “And now we know the distance isn’t a problem.”
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