03/02/2012 4:41PM

Aqueduct: Stay Thirsty, Overdriven back with Pletcher


Travers and Jim Dandy winner Stay Thirsty, and Sanford Stakes winner Overdriven, both returned to trainer Todd Pletcher’s Palm Meadows stable on Wednesday.

The two horses had spent the winter at Jim Crupi’s farm in Ocala, Fla.

Pletcher said that both horses had been galloping for about a month and could return to the work tab within two weeks.

Pletcher has no immediate plans for either horse, saying that Stay Thirsty would be pointed to races such as the Whitney and Woodward at Saratoga while Overdriven has the King’s Bishop at Saratoga as a summer target. It is likely both could return to the races sometime during the Belmont Park meet.

Broadway’s Alibi misses Cicada with foot issue

Broadway’s Alibi, winner of the Grade 2 Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream by 16 3/4 lengths on Jan. 29, will not make next Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Cicada Stakes due to a hind foot issue, Pletcher said.

Pletcher said that Broadway’s Alibi shed a frog, the bottom part of a horse’s foot that acts as a shock absorber, in her left hind foot.

“We got her back galloping with a protective plate but haven’t breezed her yet and we ran out of time to make the Cicada,” Pletcher said.

Well Kept, Miss Netta also sidelined

Well Kept and Miss Netta, a pair of stakes-caliber 3-year-old fillies, will be out for a while due to injuries that will require surgery.

Well Kept, who finished last as the 9-5 second choice in the Dearly Precious Stakes here on Feb. 11, came out of a subsequent breeze with a chip in her right front ankle and will undergo surgery on Monday, trainer Leah Gyarmati said.

Prior to the Dearly Precious, Well Kept had finished in the top three in her previous five starts, including a runner-up finish in the Ruthless.

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said that Miss Netta, a recent first-level allowance winner at Gulfstream, came out of a recent workout at Palm Meadows with a hairline condylar fracture in her right front leg.

“Screws were put in a few days ago,” McLaughlin said.