07/07/2015 11:46AM

Normandy Invasion will fight again

Barbara D. Livingston
Normandy Invasion will probably run in a stakes next out.

Normandy Invasion came out of his comeback race in good shape, according to trainer Larry Jones.

Normandy Invasion finished second in a Delaware Park allowance on July 1. He was herded wide into the first turn of the 1 1/16-mile race by eventual winner Our Caravan and jockey Alex Cintron, took the lead easily nearing the stretch, but was beaten three-quarters of a length when Our Caravan came on again.

Normandy Invasion was making his first start since the 2014 Met Mile. He fractured sesamoids and had surgery following a training accident last September.

“He was very tired after the race, which is not surprising off such a long layoff,” Jones said. “He had a wide trip into that first turn. I think the other guys wanted to make it a mile and an eighth.”

Normandy Invasion is likely to try stakes company in his next start.

“We’ll be putting him where we think he fits,” Jones said. “It won’t be a Grade 1, but it won’t be an allowance, either.”