05/27/2011 2:10PM

Hollywood Park: Anthony's Cross getting time on the farm

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Benoit & Associates
Anthony's Cross, with Victor Espinoza up, wins the Robert Lewis.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Anthony’s Cross, who won the Grade 2 Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita in February, was sent to Calumet Farm in Kentucky earlier this week for a 30-day break.

Trainer Eoin Harty said he hopes to have Anthony’s Cross ready for the $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 27.

“I gave up on chasing the Triple Crown,” Harty said. “I was fighting it. Hopefully I can get him ready for the Travers.”

A winner of 2 of 7 starts and $215,020, Anthony’s Cross was fifth in the Santa Anita Derby in his most recent start. A candidate for the Kentucky Derby earlier this spring, Anthony’s Cross missed training in late April because inflammation in his neck that required treatment with antibiotics.

Anthony’s Cross’s win in the Robert Lewis Stakes is one of three stakes appearances for the colt, a son of Indian Charlie. He was third in the Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita in January.