02/07/2013 4:46PM

Aqueduct: Last Gunfighter probable for Stymie

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Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Last Gunfighter has won all four of his starts since being transferred to trainer Chad Brown.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Last Gunfighter, winner of four consecutive races including the Evening Attire in his last out, worked four furlongs in 48.33 seconds Thursday morning at Belmont Park. He will most likely make his next start in the $75,000 Stymie Stakes on Feb. 16.

Last Gunfighter worked in company with Crushing, who is entered in a second-level allowance race on Sunday. The two were basically head and head for the work. The first quarter went in 24.29 seconds and the second quarter in 24.03. They galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.83.

Jose Ortiz, who rode Last Gunfighter in the Evening Attire, was up for the move, which was moved up by two days because of impending inclement weather.

Trainer Chad Brown said he wanted to see how Last Gunfighter came out of the work before declaring him a definite for the race, but said the Stymie made the most sense from a scheduling standpoint.

“I think so. He’s run well there, he’s a nice horse, very consistent,” Brown said. “His numbers are getting better. He’s got a tremendous amount of stamina. I don’t know where this horse is going to take us, but he’s got a lot of class.”

Last Gunfighter has won all four of his starts since being transferred to Brown.

Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
Chad Brown, smart man with horse. But let's be honest, decent stock doesn't winter in New York when you can get as many stalls as you want in south Florida this time of the year. This is an average allowance runner from May through November then miraculously transforms into a stakes winner at Aqueduct during the winter. Let's hope he is still performing at the top of his game through the summer months at Belmont and Saratoga. Love Chad Brown and his talents but he does get an awful lot of good stock to work with. Reminds me somewhat of Todd Pletcher.