The Eclipse champion two-year-old Nyquist, who brought his unbeaten record to a perfect 7-for-7 with his victory in the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) on Saturday, wasted no time shipping to Kentucky to prepare for the May 7th Kentucky Derby (gr. I). On Sunday afternoon, Nyquist flew from Florida and settled down at Keeneland, where he will train in the weeks before the Derby.
Video by Keeneland
“Doug chose to bring him here to enjoy the surroundings and also take advantage of the synthetic training track in case there is bad weather,” Jack Sisterson, O’Neill’s assistant trainer, was quoted as saying on the Keeneland website.
Also on the flight from Florida was Nyquist’s stablemate Gomo, who won the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland last year. In her 2016 debut, Gomo finished fourth in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) on Saturday, but remains under consideration for a start in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill on May 6th.
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