Shadwell Farm News

MUNTIJ Puts in Strong Effort for Runner-up Spot in Gulfstream’s Old Hickory

Coming off a runner-up allowance effort here to Florida Derby-G1 placed Ami’s Flatter in which he ran a 98 Beyer, MUNTIJ again finished runner-up, this time in Gulfstream’s $60,000 Old Hickory S. Stretching out to 1 1/16 miles after his seven-furlong start last out, the 4-year-old son of DAAHER stalked the pace only four lengths off the lead. He rallied between rivals on the far turn, then took the lead and was just caught near the wire, finishing 3/4 length back but more than three lengths in front of the next horse. In his last two starts in December, MUNTIJ won a maiden test at Churchill and then was a 5 3/4-length winner going a mile here in mid-December.