10/31/2010 12:22PM

Chamberlain Bridge back on track for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Barbara D. Livingston
Chamberlain Bridge jogs a mile Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After missing a scheduled breeze Saturday morning because of an abscess in his right-front foot, Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint hopeful Chamberlain Bridge returned to the racetrack Sunday morning, when he jogged a mile the “wrong” way, or clockwise.

The abscess, an infected puss pocket in the hoof, drained through a nail hole after Chamberlain Bridge’s shoe was removed Saturday, Calhoun said.

“This morning it looked the way we hoped it would,” Calhoun said. “The pulse had subsided substantially, so we put his shoe back on and jogged him. If nothing changes from here on, it looks like we’re back on track.”

Calhoun said he has no plans to try and make up Chamberlain Bridge’s missed work.

“He really didn’t need it,” Calhoun said. “I’ll just train him into the race.”

Chamberlain Bridge finished a closing and troubled fourth Oct. 9 in the Woodford Stakes at Keeneland, ending a three-race winning streak. He is especially fond of the Churchill turf course, over which he has three wins and a second from four starts.