01/13/2012 5:47PM

Aqueduct: Correas out for more ship-in success


OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Trainer Ignacio Correas IV has picked his spots well when he has shipped hoses to New York from his base at owner Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Farm in Maryland.

Since the fall of 2010, Correas has run 16 horses in New York, winning four races and finishing in the money with five others. Two of those four wins came in stakes – Monzon in the 2011 Count Fleet at Aqueduct and Millionreasonswhy in the Grade 2 Matron at Belmont in July.

Monday, Correas will ship in Done Done Done to run in the $75,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes for 3-year-olds at six furlongs. The Winkfield, the featured event on a nine-race Martin Luther King Jr. Day card, drew a field of seven. Rick Dutrow entered King and Crusader and Reserved Quality, who ran first and fourth in a starter allowance here on Friday. Dutrow said Reserved Quality is likely to run, but King and Crusader is only 50-50 after running down behind in the race.

Done Done Done has already shipped to New York and won, taking a first-level allowance race by one length over the inner track on Dec. 18. In a five-horse field, he was 20-1 and returned $43.40 to win.

“He didn’t surprise me, what surprised me was he was 20-1,” Correas said Friday.

Done Done Done, a son of Latent Heat, finished sixth, beaten 16 lengths in his debut on dirt last Sept. 5 at Monmouth Park. Correas had Done Done Done gelded following that race.

“First race he ran like a horse that had no desire to win a race,” Correas said. “We decided to do something drastic. He wasn’t paying attention.”

In his race at Aqueduct on Dec. 18, Done Done Done set the early fractions, was headed by Perfect Trippi, but repelled that one to win by one length over He Can Run, who is back in this field.

“I really liked the way he did it,” Correas said. “We’re going to see in this race if he belongs or not.”

Jose Valdivia will ride Done Done Done from post 5.

Millionreasonswhy targets Comely

Correas said Millionsreasonswhy was scheduled to have her first breeze in five months on Saturday morning at Sagamore.

Millionreasonswhy won the Grade 2 Matron at Belmont on July 3 before getting beaten by a neck by My Miss Aurelia in the Grade 2 Adirondack at Saratoga. While My Miss Aurelia went on to win the Frizette and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, Millionreasonswhy went to the sidelines.

“She was sour, she wasn’t the same filly,” Correas said. “She needed the time really bad, it was a big battle for her. Probably if we ran her back 30 to 40 days after, you were going to break her heart and she’s going to be done. We focused more on coming back [this] year with a fresh horse.”

Correas said his first goal for Millionreasonswhy is the Grade 3, $250,000 Comely here on April 7 with a possible prep beforehand.

Correas said Monzon, who won won the Count Fleet on New Year’s Day 2011, has recently resumed training following throat surgery. Humble and Hungry, who has not run since winning the Grade 3 Commonwealth at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3, had his first breeze back on Jan. 6 at Sagamore. He is being pointed to the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill on May 5.

Board confirms Lasix in Summer Sunset

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board confirmed Summer Sunset was treated with Lasix when he won the second race here on Dec. 29. Summer Sunset was not supposed to receive the medication, but was given a Lasix shot the morning of the race. The betting public was not made aware of the horse being given Lasix.

The board said the investigation into the circumstances of how the horse was given Lasix is ongoing and the board will determine if any disciplinary actions should be made once the investigation is complete.

On Dec. 29, Summer Sunset was trained by Karl Grausmark. He was claimed out of the race by Dominic Galluscio.