Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) winner Senior Investment put in his final work at Keeneland in preparation for the Preakness Stakes (G1). Senior Investment was ridden by jockey Channing Hill, under the watchful eye of trainer Kenny McPeek. They would be timed completing the five-furlong work in 1:02 and would gallop out to six furlongs in a time of 1:14. The final time was satisfactory after things got off to a slow start with early fractions of :13 and :25 2/5.
“It was just a maintenance work. Good gallop out,” said McPeek.
“He went off good. Everything was super solid. Nice and normal—just an everyday move. He came home good,” said Hill. Hill was on top of Senior Investment when he won the Lexington Stakes and also rode him to a sixth-place finish in the Louisiana Derby (G2).
“He’s just such a cool guy. His mentality gets him a long way. He’s just so calm and relaxed. He does anything you ask him to, and he loves running by horses,” continued Hill. “He was great getting to the quarter pole. Once we lost our company, he stayed on business, but I think he prefers chasing someone down. We’re going into this race good and hopefully we can upset some people.”
Senior Investment was purchased by McPeek at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale for $95,000. In eight career starts, he has won three and earned a shade over $207,080. Senior Investment is bred by Dixiana Farms.