With less than two weeks until the Belmont Stakes, Doug O'Neill, the trainer of I'll Have Another, flew from Southern California to check in on his horse. After watching him on the track, O'Neill likes what he sees, according to the Daily Racing Form.
“I thought he looked great; just going in the stall and seeing him, his legs were ice cold and he had cleaned up his feed tub,” said O’Neill, who arrived at Belmont around 6:15 a.m., 45 minutes after his plane landed. “He continues to amaze me the way he’s handled all this and continues to thrive.”
O'Neill believes his horse will be ready to go for the Belmont.
“I could see where people would think our horse has run two tough races and might be eligible to be a little tired and not at his best,” O’Neill said. “From what I saw today he’s ready.”
The Belmont Stakes will run on June 9.