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Flightline ‘Moving Forward’ With Second Workout On Comeback Trail


Runhappy Malibu Stakes (G1) winner Flightline, who missed a scheduled start in the San Carlos Stakes (G2) March 5 due to a strained right hock, had his second workout on the comeback trail Sunday in preparation for the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park June 11.

Trainer John Sadler had former jockey and current assistant trainer Juan Leyva aboard for the four-furlong drill, saying it was “routine and he went nice.”

Flightline was given a time of :47.20 by Santa Anita clockers. The $1 million son of Tapit had his first breeze upon his return last Sunday, going three furlongs in :37 flat.

The $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, or Met Mile, is a one-turn event.

“The horse is doing well, but it's a process to get him back to where he was,” Sadler said after his first breeze back.

“Step one was last Sunday, step two was this Sunday, so we're moving forward.”

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