Master Fencer Starts Training For Gr.1 Belmont Stakes
Koichi Tsunoda trained-Master Fencer, put in a strong training session on the Belmont Park earlier this week.
Katsumi Yoshizawa's homebred competed in the Gr. 1 Kentucky Derby (2019), where he rallied up the rail under Julien Leparoux to finish seventh, elevated to sixth following the disqualification of Maximum Security who crossed the wire first.
He arrived in New York late Friday evening from Kentucky where he had trained following his Derby effort.
Starting with a jog on the dirt training track ahead of a gallop on the Belmont main track.
A start in the Belmont Stakes will make Master Fencer eligible for NYRA's US$1 million bonus offered to any Japan-based winner of New York's most prestigious race.
Leparoux retains the mount on Master Fencer for the 'Test of the Champion' and he will be at Belmont on Wednesday morning to guide the colt through a five-furlong breeze on Big Sandy.