Justify, the Triple Crown winner, will be re-evaluated in two weeks, trainer Bob Baffert said on Wednesday, to see if the filling that has recently developed in his left front ankle subsides.
“We just have to evaluate it,” Baffert said. “It goes and it comes. I don’t know if it’s because he’s been training on a different track. But it’s the first time he’s ever had a little filling, so you have to be cautious.
“He’s not unsound. But he’s never carried any filling before. We gave him a couple of days, and then it came back. We’re being super-duper cautious.”
Baffert said Justify would ship to Del Mar in the next week and be part of his stable based there for the summer meet, which begins on July 18. He said Justify has been walking daily at his Santa Anita barn and would continue to walk daily until being re-evaluated.
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