05/09/2016 1:06PM

Mohaymen best of the East Coast horses

Barbara D. Livingston
After finishing fourth in the Kentucky Derby, Mohaymen will not run in either the Preakness or Belmont Stakes.

ELMONT, N.Y. – It was not a particularly strong showing for the East Coast-based runners in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

Mohaymen, the Holy Bull and Fountain of Youth winner who also won a pair of graded stakes at Aqueduct last fall, had the best showing with a fourth-place finish after a slow break.

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Mohaymen would not run in either the Preakness or the Belmont, but instead will have the Travers on Aug. 27 as his next major goal, with a possible start in the Jim Dandy on July 30.

McLaughlin said that Mohaymen would ship to Shadwell Stable’s Kentucky farm to get looked over before shipping to Saratoga.

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s duo of Destin (6th in the Derby) and Outwork (14th) were scheduled to arrive at Belmont on Monday afternoon.

Pletcher said he wants to watch both horses train before deciding where to point them. The Preakness is not in the plans for either horse.

My Man Sam (11th) was on the same flight with Pletcher’s pair. Trainer Chad Brown said he would observe My Man Sam over the next week or so and come up with a plan moving forward. He is definitely not running in the Preakness.

Of the Derby, Brown said:“I liked my trip very much in the first turn. There was no one around him. But then he got bogged down there and could never really punch.”

Brown’s other Derby starter, Shagaf, was pulled up and did not finish the Derby. Brown sent Shagaf to the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., on Monday to be examined.

“He didn’t come out of the race satisfactory for me, so he’s being examined this morning at Rood and Riddle,” Brown said.