The Kitten Report

Divisidero Preps for Manhattan

Gunpowder Farm’s Divisidero (Kitten’s Joy), last-out winner of the May 7 GI Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, tuned up for an engagement in Saturday’s GI Manhattan S., going a half-mile in :48.60 at Churchill Downs Sunday.

“He had a nice breeze and he galloped out well,” trainer William “Buff” Bradley said. “I think he’s one of the top turf horses in America right now, but a win would put him right there at the top and, with the way he’s training and going into this race, I don’t see any reason why he doesn’t have a big shot to win.”

Bradley acknowledged the Manhattan field, which is expected to include last year’s champion turf horse Big Blue Kitten (Kitten’s Joy) and multiple Grade I winner and world traveler Flintshire (GB) (Dansili {GB}), will be competitive.

“When you run Grade Is for that kind of money, you’re going to attract the best that there is,” Bradley said. “It’s going to be tough race, everything has to go our way since we’re running against this type. When you run against those, there is no room for mistakes, so we hope to get him up there in good order and get another big win under his belt.”



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