08/03/2010 12:50PM

McLaughlin considering Travers or King's Bishop for Trappe Shot

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Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said he will consider both the King’s Bishop at seven furlongs and the $1 million Travers at 1 1/4 miles as potential next starts for Haskell Invitational runner-up Trappe Shot.
McLaughlin felt his horse was compromised by a bad start in the Haskell, but added that it might have made the difference of getting beat two lengths by Lookin At Lucky instead of four.
“He got the jump on us and he ran huge,” McLaughlin said. “We proved we fit with these types; we always felt like we did.”
McLaughlin said part of the decision to run in the Travers could be based on whether Lookin At Lucky comes here for the race. While McLaughlin probably wouldn’t want to run against that horse at 1 1/4 miles, he’s not so sure he wants to run against Discreetly Mine, winner of Monday’s Amsterdam Stakes, in the King’s Bishop.
“We’ll talk about it, and figure out which way to go,” said McLaughlin, who trains Trappe Shot for the Brady family’s Mill House.