07/09/2015 2:26PM

Reload must be at best to win Forbidden Apple

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ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Shug McGaughey admitted to being “pleasantly surprised” by the way Reload returned from a 15-month layoff to easily defeat a strong field of high-priced optional-claiming horses here this spring. But McGaughey doesn’t sound like he’d be the least bit surprised if Reload were to come back to win Saturday’s $150,000 Forbidden Apple, which drew a field of nine older horses going a mile over the Belmont turf course.