Isn’t He Clever, who had been pointing toward the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile at Lone Star, was forced to miss the race and is now targeting the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap on May 27, trainer Henry Dominguez said.
“He had a minor setback, and we didn’t get to enter in the race [Wednesday],” Dominguez said of the Texas Mile. “We didn’t think he was 100 percent. He’s just now getting there. We had to skip it, but hopefully we’ll be fine for the Lone Star Park Handicap.”
Isn’t He Clever on Friday worked a bullet five furlongs in 1:00.80 at Lone Star.
“Maybe should have run in that Texas Mile anyway,” Dominguez quipped. “But we’re back on course.”
Isn’t He Clever set a Sunland Park track record for 6 1/2 furlongs in his last start, winning the Bill Thomas Memorial in 1:13.40.
Forest Mouse, the recent winner of the Sunland Park Handicap under 127 pounds, has had a setback and will be sidelined through the summer, Dominguez said.