Bloodhorse: Ellis Thinks Ats’ Over Foot Trouble After Jog

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2003 6:34 PM

from Churchill Downs notes: Atswhatimtalknbout, the  fourth-place finisher to Visa Triple Crown contender Funny Cide in the Kentucky  Derby (Gr. I), jogged two miles over a fast track on Sunday at Churchill Downs  as the condition of his sore right front foot continued to improve. The  Ron Ellis-trained son of A.P. Indy jogged two miles the wrong way on the outer  rail under exercise rider Raul Vizcarrando.  He was squealing and playing under  his rider as he jogged amid intermittent raindrops on a cool, overcast morning  under the track’s historic Twin Spires.   “He looked perfect,” said  Ellis.  “I think this shows that we’ve gotten through it.” Ellis had a  few anxious days since Atswhatimtalknbout apparently bruised that foot during a  six-furlong workout on Tuesday at the Louisville track.  He missed two days of  training and regular blacksmith Wes Champagne flew in from Southern California  on Thursday to fit the colt with bar shoes similar to the ones he had worn when  he suffered tender feet while training over the winter.  The colt popped  an abscess on the bulb of the foot Friday and allowed the injured area to be  drained and cleaned.  He returned to training with a one-mile jog on Saturday  and followed that with Sunday’s activity. “We’ll probably throw a patch  on it and see how it does,” said Ellis.  “The patch should stabilize it.” Ellis said the colt will gallop on his return to the track for training  on Monday, but this week’s scheduled work would probably be shoved back to  Wednesday. “I want him to get in a couple of good days of gallops before  he works,” said Ellis, “but the way he looks today we’re definitely through it.”


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