Derby Hopeful War Pass Endures Rocky New York Flight

Trainer Nick Zito hopes the running of the Wood Memorial (gr. I) today at Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica, N.Y.) goes smoother than War Pass’ flight from Florida to New York.

War Pass banged his head during the turbulent trip

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Trainer Nick Zito hopes the running of the Wood Memorial (gr. I) today at Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica, N.Y.) goes smoother than War Pass’ flight from Florida to New York.


War Pass banged his head during the turbulent trip April 3.


“We had to put three staples under his chin because he hit his head on the plane,” Zito said, calling the cut superficial. “He looks great and he’s acting great.”


War Pass is the 6-5 morning-line favorite in a 10-horse field for the $750,000 Wood at Aqueduct Race Track over 1 1/8 miles, a final prep before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 3

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