03/03/2013 6:55PM

Aqueduct: Went the Day Well finishes fifth in comeback after breathing issue


Went the Day Well bombed as the 1-2 favorite in a second-level New York-bred allowance race at Aqueduct, finishing fifth in a six-horse field.

Afterward, Team Valor International, the primary owner of Went the Day Well, posted a release on its Twitter account that said jockey Junior Alvarado said the horse was having breathing issues.

The release further stated that a post-race examination showed the beginnings of possibly paralysis of the left vocal cord.

“We’ll have to wait about 10 days and then breeze him back with dynamic scope equipment to get a clearer picture of what we’re dealing with,” said Barry Irwin, Team Valor’s CEO.

A dynamic scope allows the throat to be videotaped while a horse is at full speed, since many breathing conditions are only induced under strenuous exercise, the release stated.

There was plenty of ripped up show tickets on Went the Day Well, while those who bet show on the top three finishers – Windafull, Cap the Moment, and Fortitude – were rewarded with payouts of $9.70, $33, and $43.40.