Team Valor and Mark Ford’s Went the Day Well relished his Wednesday morning exercise at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md.
“He walked and was turned out in the round pen and went out for a jog,” said trainer Graham Motion, noting his pleasure with the manner in which the son of Proud Citizen has come out of the Derby.
Exercise rider Zeke Castro was aboard for the light exercise around the grassy trails of the bucolic training center. Went the Day Well is slated to return to the track later this week.
In other Preakness news, Bodemeister and Liaison returned to the track at Churchill Downs on Wednesday for the first time since the Kentucky Derby, according to Maryland Jockey Club Publicity.
Zayat Stables LLC and Michel and Tiffany Moreno’s Bodemeister was first out at 6:30 a.m. on a mild, clear morning. The Arkansas Derby (G1) winner jogged a mile under George Alvarez.
Arnold Zetcher’s Liaison followed 15 minutes later for the same exercise.
Both colts are considered as possible for the Preakness, but no decision will be made until Baffert returns to Louisville from Southern California this weekend.
A third Baffert possible Preakness performer, Zayat Stables’ Paynter, galloped 1 ½ miles after the morning renovation break with Alvarez up.
–Maryland Jockey Club Publicity contributed to this report.
Went the Day Well/Megan Jones Team Valor