The talented three-year-old colt El Kabeir, who won the Jerome Stakes (gr. III) and Gotham Stakes (gr. III) earlier this winter before being sidelined with a foot abscess, is doing very well as he trains for a return to the races and could be back in action by as early as the end of October.
The son of Scat Daddy has posted three timed workouts since September 20th, including a five-furlong breeze in 1:02.01 at Belmont Park on October 1st. According to the Belmont Park Notes for October 4th, trainer John Terranova is pleased with El Kabeir’s training.
“He’s doing great,” said Terranova. “He’s progressing well. At this point, we’re just trying to get him race fit and ready to return. He’s just doing so well and is so eager that we’re optimistic for him to come back strong. It’s a little premature to say when, but the thought has rolled around [in] my head and I’ve looked in the condition book at a couple of races. There may be a chance that he will come back at the end of [the] Belmont [meet] or early Aqueduct but right now, we’re not sure where.”
“El Kabeir is such a good-natured horse, we’ll look to him,” he added. “He’ll tell us when he’s ready.”