Travelin Man, who
won the Grade 2 Swale Stakes last year and the Sir Shackleton Stakes this
season, is entered in a $52,000 allowance optional claiming at six furlongs on
the main track on Friday as part of an E. Robsham Stables-owned entry with
Soaring Stocks. Both, who are sons of Trippi and were bred by Mrs. Robsham, were
also nominated by trainer Todd Pletcher for the $60,000 John McSorley Stakes to
be run here at five furlongs on the turf on Sunday.
Travelin Man arrived on the grounds
on Wednesday after shipping without incident from Pletcher’s Belmont Park
“We’ll run him and see how he does,”
said Anthony Sciametta, who will supervise the four-year-old colt while he is
on the grounds.
After breaking his maiden at first
asking, Travelin Man competed in graded stakes company in the remainder of his
five starts in 2011 and finished second in the Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes at
Gulfstream. He made his last start in the $85,000 Diablo Stakes at Belmont on May 10 and ran
fifth after breaking awkwardly from the gate.
Soaring Stocks took third on opening
day here in the Decathlon Stakes.