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Naismith moved on to a half-mile this morning at Santa Anita, breezing on the inside of stablemate, Indulge.
The pair left from the three-eighths pole, completing three furlongs at the wire in 35.80 seconds. Naismith’s work continued one furlong past the wire, completed four furlongs at the seven-eighths pole in 48.60 seconds. The 4-year-old colt accomplished this with ease yet again, receiving no urging from his exercise rider, Nestor.
“He’s doing everything right at the moment,” said assistant trainer Gary Mandella.
Naismith will return with his second half-mile next week.