07/21/2015 2:19PM

Wildcat Red eyes Teddy Drone

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Tom Keyser
Wildcat Red is pointing to the $100,000 Teddy Drone on Aug. 2 at Monmouth.

Wildcat Red, who finished third to Bayern and Albano in last year’s Haskell, is on the grounds at Monmouth Park and pointing to the $100,000 Teddy Drone on the Haskell undercard Aug. 2.

Wildcat Red won 3 of 10 starts last year and earned $848,600. He was given time off after injuring his right hind leg in the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park in January. He returned to the races in the Grade 2 Smile Sprint on July 5, finishing third behind Favorite Tale and Work All Week.

Based at Gulfstream with trainer Jose Garoffalo, Wildcat Red will target shorter races this year. Like the Smile, the Teddy Drone is six furlongs.

“He’s doing great after the layoff, he’s changed a lot,” Garoffalo said. “He’s growing more, he’s been more aggressive. I think he’s a natural sprinter. I want to keep him between six furlongs and a mile.”