02/27/2013 5:40PM

Gulfstream Park: Trinniberg works in blinkers

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Barbara D. Livingston
Trinniberg is pointing for the Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan on the March 30 Dubai World Cup card.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Trainer Shivananda Parbhoo has started getting a little more serious with his Eclipse Award winner Trinniberg, putting blinkers back on the sprint champion and bringing regular rider Willie Martinez to town to work him five furlongs in 1:01.31 here Tuesday.

“He worked nice and easy and galloped out strong,” said Parbhoo. “This was the first time he’s had the blinkers on in the morning since we started back in training. It’s just to keep him focused. He’ll have to wear them again in his next start.”

Parbhoo says if all goes well that next start will be in the Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan on the March 30 Dubai World Cup card.

“Right now I like what I’m seeing from him,” said Parbhoo. “He’s even dappling out, which he’s never done before. He’s still got three more works, but at the moment it looks like we’re going to take him to Dubai.”

Parbhoo will also be in action this weekend at Aqueduct with Off the Jak in the Grade 3 Tom Fool. Off the Jak upset the Sunshine Millions Sprint on Jan. 19 and returned two weeks later to finish fourth following a slow start when making his grass debut in the Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint.

“I tried him on the grass because I’d like to be able to keep him and Trinniberg apart later this year since they both have similar running styles,” Parbhoo said.

Pletcher pleased with Dreaming of Julia

Trainer Todd Pletcher said he was pleased with Dreaming of Julia’s 3-year-old debut despite her second-place finish behind Live Lively in Saturday’s Grade 2 Davona Dale.

“The winner ran a big race, was able to get loose,” said Pletcher. “I thought we were slowly gaining on her, we just couldn’t get to her. Considering it was her first race since the Breeders’ Cup and first race over the track, I was encouraged. I thought it was a good effort.”