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“They both came out of their races in good shape, but I don’t know what we’re going to do,” McLaughlin said. “I have to look at Lido, and what we’re going to do next. We’re happy with how she ran.”
Godolphin Racing’s Westwood turned in a game effort in the six-furlong Runhappy, holding off rival Skyler’s Scramjet by three-quarters of a length at the wire under Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez, who won his fourth race on the card. It was the fourth victory from eight starts for the gelded son of Bernardini, who entered off a fifth-place finish in the Grade 3 Commonwealth at Keeneland.
Lido, a 4-year-old filly by Street Cry, carried Godolphin’s blue colors amid a closing kick, and was outdueled for second by even-money favorite Inflexibility who put her neck in front at the finish behind three length winner A Raving Beauty.
Enticed, who finished 14th in last Kentucky Derby, is enjoying his temporary residence upstate at Greentree Training Center near Saratoga Race Course, and is possible for the one-mile Grade 3 Dwyer on .
“He’s up in Greentree and all is well,” McLaughlin said. “It’s possible we’ll look at the Dwyer. He ran well at a mile, so is a good spot to look at, but there’s a lot of others spots to look at, but the Dwyer is possible.”
The Medaglia d’Oro colt began his 3-year-old campaign with a fourth-place finish in the Grade 2 Holy Bull in February at Gulfstream Park, which was followed by a 2 ¾-length victory in the Grade 3 Gotham at Aqueduct on . Enticed finished second behind Vino Rosso in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial at the Big A before his start in the Derby.