Following his excellent debut on North American soil, Kadar will line-up next in the Saratoga Derby.
Making his first start since shipping to the States, the son of Scat Daddy impressed with a late burst of speed, rallying from last place to force a three-way photo at the Spa on July 18th. The Phoenix Thoroughbreds owned colt officially missed out by a head behind the well regarded, and fellow Saratoga Derby invitee, Value Proposition but trainer Mike Maker feels things could have been different if his three-year-old had more luck on his side.
“He ran a really good race.” said Maker. “He didn’t get away very good and was carried extremely wide. He finished strong and just missed in a very competitive allowance race,”
A winner on his debut in a Novice race at Haydock when trained by Karl Burke, Kadar followed that effort with a staying-on fourth in the one mile one furlong Listed Feilden Stakes at Newmarket. His US debut was over one mile and one-sixteenth and given the way he finished off that race Maker thinks the distance of the Saratoga Derby will suit the lightly raced colt.
“I got him with orders to stretch him out, which I totally agreed with,” said Maker. “I look forward to running him in the Derby.”
The second leg of the Turf Trinity will be run on August 4th.