03/06/2013 5:25PM

Aqueduct: Canani mulls options for Called to Serve

Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
Called to Serve vacationed briefly in Kentucky following his third-place finish in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Nick Canani was back in New York on Wednesday morning, but his prize pupil, Called to Serve, was getting a brief vacation in Kentucky following his third-place finish in Saturday's Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap.

Called to Serve was flown from Southern California to Lexington on Wednesday and was to spend a couple of days at a farm. He was expected to van back to Belmont Park over the weekend.

Canani said he was pleased with Called to Serve's race in the Santa Anita Handicap, though he felt with a cleaner trip he could have been second. Called to Serve got shuffled back on the far turn and went from third to sixth at one point.

Canani said he and owner Marc Ferrell will discuss options for the gelding, but mentioned the Pimlico Special on May 17 as a target.

"The Pimlico Special definitely is on our map," Canani said.