On Friday, Dec. 12, Nicanor posted his second work since relocating to Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida for the winter. The 2-year-old Dynaformer colt breezed four furlongs in :50.8 seconds.
“He’s doing very well, and he worked very well the other day,” said trainer Michael Matz. “We are just going right along with him.”
Nicanor’s work ranked 27th out of the 30 done at that distance. His breeze was over the facility’s 1 1/8-mile main track, which is dirt.
While at Fair Hill in Maryland, Nicanor worked over both the dirt track and the all weather training track there. At Palm Meadows, he has posted both of his workouts on dirt. On Dec. 5, Nicanor breezed three furlongs in :38 seconds flat.
“I think he could handle both of them,” Matz said of the colt’s surface preference. “I think it really wouldn’t make a difference. He could probably do either one.”
In addition to its dirt track, Palm Meadows offers a seven-eighths of a mile turf track and a one mile, L-shaped jogging track, which borders the main track. The surfaces of the tracks are similar to that of Gulfstream Park. For more information on Palm Meadows, please visit http://www.gulfstreampark.com/Footer/About+Us/About+Palm+Meadows/