Informative with Jose Ferrer who wins the Grade 3 Salvator Mile while riding in Monmouth Park.
The Trin-Brook Stables informative has already proven that he can win a staggered stake as a long shot and will try to score a second surprising win in as many months if he is part of a six-horse field in the Class 2 suburb for 4. Start -Year old and uphill walk 1 1/14 miles in Belmont.
Uriah St. Lewis’ trainee conquered Grade 3 Salvator Mile on June 12th at Monmouth Park and won 79-1 by beating Grade 1 full-length Ny Traffic in the one-mile competition for his third career win in defeated 25 starts.
St. Lewis will have the 4-year-old Bodemeister colt compete against another successful field in the Suburban which is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Grade 1, $ 6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic in November in Del Mar. is.
After his stationing at Parx, Informative will start his second career at Belmont.
“He’s doing everything well; his training was good, ”said St. Lewis on Friday morning. “We’ll be there sometime tonight.”
Informative, again the longest shot on the board on the morning line at 15-1, will break off post 2 with jockey Manny Franco in the irons for the 135th edition of the Suburban.
“I’m very confident because he has the same numbers as the rest of the field,” said St. Lewis. “We have a very good jockey. I think he’s doing fantastic and I think he has a very good chance of winning. “
Informative set a personal best of 99 Beyer for his Salvator Mile win, in which he rallied last of 10 to win a fast Monmouth circuit. After Informative had never reached a Beyer above 85 in its first 23 starts, it has now reached the 90 plateau in successive races, starting with a second attempt, which is shown in an optional claimer on 15.  last before its breakthrough performance.
“We’ve seen a very different horse in the past two months,” said St. Lewis. “He’s doing everything right. It produces wins so hopefully we’ll just do it all over again. He got stronger. He’s always been on the lean side; he’s not one of those big, heavy horses. But he eats everything up and sleeps well and trains fantastic.
“His attitude has changed,” he added. “It used to be a bit rougher around the edges. Now he’s more focused when he’s getting ready to run. He is doing great. “
Informative’s only previous launch in Belmont was its sixth against the grant company in June 2020. This race – won by Tap It to Win – set Informative against the Suburban own money favorite Mystic Guide [who ran second that day]. St. Lewis said Informative could also enjoy stretching out to 1 1/4 miles for the first time in his career.
“I think it will do him a lot of good because he is one of those horses who can just sit and wait for the race to develop in front of him and then get on with it,” said St. Lewis. “The last time he ran there, he ran into some of the horses that are running tomorrow. He was checked on the home stretch and finished sixth. After that we went through everything but we’re back and he’s focused now and hopefully we’ll see the same information that we did in the last two races. “
St. Lewis and his family own Trin-Brook Stables and said this has enabled him to take the time and post informational in posts that have helped him improve later in his career. It was the same trajectory Discreet Lover took in winning the 2018 Grade 3 Excelsior and Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cups [at 45-1 odds] as a 5 year old.
“We train for ourselves, which is great, so we don’t have any pressure,” said St. Lewis. “If we do badly, we go back to the drawing board. When we’re fine, we look fine. That’s the good thing about it. With my wife, son and daughter we sit down and say, ‘This is a good place’ or ‘let’s try this’ and then we do it. “
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