Stakes winner Our Braintrust back on worktab

by | Oct 7, 2018 | Breaking, Maryland, MD Racing, Racing

Our Braintrust. Photo by Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club.

From a Maryland Jockey Club release

Undefeated Our Braintrust, unraced since winning the Tremont Stakes June 8 at Belmont Park in his second start, continued working toward his return to competition for Laurel Park-based trainer and co-owner Cal Lynch.

The 2-year-old Maryland-bred son of Freud worked three furlongs in 36.80 seconds over Laurel’s main track Sunday morning, after going the same distance in 38 seconds Sept. 30 in his return to the work tab.

“It was just an easy three-eighths. It was his second work back and he worked in company with an older horse,” Lynch said. “He did it very easy and came back good, and we’re very excited. Hopefully everything stays together.”

Our Braintrust, co-owned by Stanton Smith Jr., debuted with a three-quarter-length maiden victory going 4 ½ furlongs May 3 at Laurel before stepping up to stakes company in the 5 ½-furlong Tremont. In that race, Our Braintrust sat just off the pace before being steered inside by Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano for a confident rally up the rail to win by the same margin in 1:04.41.

“He’s still growing and he’s still filling out,” Lynch said. “He’s just getting bigger and stronger so we’re just going to go slow. We’ll have races for him in the fall. We’re not in any hurry.”

Lynch is hoping to get a local prep before taking Our Braintrust back to New York for the six-furlong Great White Way division of the New York Stallion Series Dec. 16 at Aqueduct.

“He’s New York-sired so we’ll work backwards from there,” he said. “We’ll try to get something in him here before the end of November and have him ready.”