02/21/2012 4:58PM

Oaklawn: Adirondack King likely to stay for Rebel

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Tom Keyser
Adirondack King closed from ninth to finish third in the second division of the Southwest.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Adirondack King, who shipped in Oaklawn from Florida for trainer John Servis, closed from ninth for third in the second division of the Southwest on Monday. He finished six lengths behind Secret Circle and earned a career-high Beyer Speed Figure of 91.

“As of right now, I think we’re going to leave him out here and try the Rebel,” Servis said Tuesday.

Adirondack King broke from post 2 in a field of 10, and was ridden by Stewart Elliott.

“Stew had mentioned he would have liked to have been a lot closer going into the last turn, but he had nowhere to go down the backside, so he just had to sit and wait,” Servis said. “At the three-eighths pole, he was next to last.”

Adirondack King put in a strong bid, coming six wide into the stretch and closing well in the race that ended at the sixteenth pole, as do all one-mile races at Oaklawn.