Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet breezed five-furlongs from the starting gate in 59.60 seconds at Monmouth Park Saturday in preparation for a scheduled start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) on next Saturday’s Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park.
The gray son of Kantharos, who turned in the fastest of 11 clockings at the distance, is set to make his first start in the six-furlong Smile since finishing second, a head behind victorious Mind Your Biscuits, in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) March 31.
“The work was excellent. He’s back. With the issues that he’s had, dealing with that every day, it’s hard with a horse like him,” said trainer Jorge Navarro, referring to three knee surgeries the 6-year-old gelding has undergone. “The work today was awesome….He did everything right, came back home right. He didn’t get tired.”