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Dutrow targets Gotham for In Trouble

  • In Trouble had knee surgery following his Futurity victory (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)

In Trouble, undefeated winner of the Futurity in his most recent start, will have one more work at Palm Meadows before making his three-year-old debut.

Trainer Tony Dutrow schooled the bay Tiz Wonderful colt in the Gulfstream Park paddock during the first race on Friday.

"He hasn't been in the paddock since late September at Belmont," Dutrow said. "He's nearly ready to run, and we're trying to cover all our bases."

Owned by Team D, In Trouble broke his maiden in his debut at Saratoga last August, then returned to score a 2 1/4-length victory in the six-furlong Futurity at Belmont Park. Finishing behind him that day were recently retired Grade 2 winner Corfu, Grade 2-placed Big Sugar Soda, Financial Mogul and Sound of Freedom.

In Trouble had surgery to remove a chip fracture from his left knee shortly after the Futurity, an injury Dutrow believe happened in the race. Based with Dutrow at Palm Meadows, he has breezed five times since mid-January, most recently posting a five-furlong bullet in :59 1/5 on Wednesday.

"He's doing really good. One more workout, and he's ready to run," Dutrow said. "As of right now, I couldn't be more happy with things."

Dutrow is targeting the Grade 3 Gotham at Aqueduct to kick off In Trouble's campaign. The 1 1/16-mile Gotham will be run on March 1.

"Both times he ran, he ran with good horses and he ran very fast," Dutrow said. "He's promising."

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