08/25/2011 2:32PM

Saratoga: Trappe Shot works; next start undecided

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Barbara D. Livingston
Trappe Shot works four furlongs in 49.72 seconds Thursday morning over the main track at Saratoga.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Trappe Shot, the beaten favorite in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap here Aug. 7, worked four furlongs in 49.72 seconds Thursday morning over the main track. He went in fractions of 12.84, 25.04, and galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.61.

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin moved the work up by two days to avoid the wet weather. Showers turned the main track sloppy by the middle of Thursday’s card.

While his connections have mentioned the Grade 1 Vosburgh at six furlongs on Oct. 1 as a logical next start, he is nominated to the Grade 1 Forego going seven furlongs here next Sunday.

“We nominated, we’re looking at it,” McLaughlin said. “It’s here, and we’re eligible to it.”

McLaughlin said that Trappe Shot came out of the Vanderbilt “very well” and the fact the Forego is not a handicap makes the seven-furlong race somewhat appealing.

McLaughlin said he would speak to the owners this weekend before deciding on a next race. Trappe Shot is owned by Nicholas Brady’s Mill House.