LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 9) – Yesterday’s Woodford (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select victory marked Mongolian Stable’s Mongolian Saturday’s first victory since he won the 2015 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Keeneland. This morning, the 6-year-old Any Given Saturday gelding returned to the track to jog once around.
That post-race schedule for Mongolian Saturday is routine, trainer Enebish Ganbat said.
With Carlos Montalvo aboard for his first victory in two Keeneland starts, Mongolian Saturday won the Woodford by a half-length as the 4-1 favorite in the field of 12. Ganbat said he talked to owner Ganbaatar Dagvadorj of Mongolia last night about the race.
“He was in the countryside where there’s no internet, nothing,” Ganbat said about Dagvadorj. “When he comes back to the city, he will watch the race.”
With yesterday’s victory, Mongolian Saturday improved his record to eight wins in 36 starts and earnings of $1,129,682.
The gelding is to be sent to nearby Hagyard Equine Medical Institute on Tuesday for a check-up before returning to his Chicago base. He had been treated for a stomach ulcer earlier this year.
Ganbat said Mongolian Saturday would fly to California around Oct. 20 to prepare for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita.