Timber Reserve passes one Cup for another
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Trainer John Kimmel scratched Timber Reserve from the Jockey Club Gold Cup last Saturday at Belmont Park when the track came up sloppy. Kimmel didn't want to risk the 4-year-old, who has battled foot issues on the wet strip.
So Kimmel went to the fallback position: the Grade 2, $350,000 Meadowlands Cup on Friday night.
Kimmel said the scratch of Timber Reserve from the Gold Cup was "strictly a weather call."
"My horse is just not that confident on a track ...
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