10/05/2011 5:44PM

Big Drama recovered

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Big Drama missed the Oct. 1 Vosburgh because of a fever.

MIAMI - Trainer David Fawkes said Big Drama has fully recovered from the 103-degree temperature that kept him out of the Vosburgh and cost him a chance to get in a much-needed final prep for a defense of his Sprint title. Big Drama has raced just twice this season and only once since Jan. 15.

Fawkes drove his two-horse trailer from Florida to New York on Tuesday to pick up Big Drama and stablemate Apriority, who finished an unlucky seventh after getting bumped shortly after the start of the Vosburgh. Both horses will train up to the Sprint.

“At this point I’m still planning to run both horses in the Breeders’ Cup,” said Fawkes, who has scheduled Big Drama’s next work for either Sunday or Monday.