Exfactor Now Focused On Sprinting With Gazebo Reboot
Trainer Bernie Flint has been dealing with a cold, but doctors will clearly be able to rule out a diagnosis of ‘Derby Fever’ as he ships Graded stakes-winner Exfactor to Oaklawn for Saturday’s $60,000 Gazebo Stakes, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds.
The veteran New Orleans-based conditioner got a stark indication that the Stoneway Farm’s 3-year-old colt will find his best success in sprint races after an 11th-place finish in the two-turn LeComte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds Jan. 21.
“Fortunately, he’s got talent, unfortunately, he doesn’t want to go long,” said Flint, who entered and put the son of Exchange Rate on a van to Hot Springs Thursday morning. “We took our shot, but if you look at him, he definitely looks like a sprinter.”