08/28/2012 2:38PM

Saratoga: Friend Or Foe returning to Kimmel

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Friend Or Foe, unraced since finishing fourth in the 2011 Whitney, is expected to rejoin trainer John Kimmel’s barn in Saratoga as he continues to attempt a comeback to the races.

Friend Or Foe, a dominant winner of the 2010 Empire Classic at Belmont Park, has been plagued by suspensory ligament issues and, more recently, foot issues, that have forced Kimmel to start and stop in his training.

Friend Or Foe has been at Niall Brennan’s farm in Ocala, Fla., where he has already breezed twice. Prior to that, he had been utilizing a free-walker where he would be walked with water up to his shoulders.

“His fitness level is pretty good,” Kimmel said. “Hopefully, it won’t take so long to get him back to racing shape.”

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