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Extravagant Kid Back Home and Ready to Go in Woodford Presented by TVG

October 7, 2021

DARRS Inc.’s Extravagant Kid is refreshed and ready to make a fourth run in Saturday’s $200,000 Woodford (G2) Presented by TVG for trainer Brendan Walsh.

Runner-up in the Woodford last year, Extravagant Kid comes into the 5½-furlong grass test off a three-month layoff following an off-the-board finish in the Darley July Cup (G1) at Newmarket.

“He came back here a week after the Darley Cup, and he is doing super fantastic,” Walsh said.

Extravagant Kid went to Dubai in March and won the Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Azizi Developments (G1). He ventured overseas again a couple months later and ran third in the King’s Stand (G1) at Royal Ascot in England.

“He stayed in Europe for the two races, and I have found shipping horses overseas they seem to run best straight off the plane,” Walsh said. “Then they seem to hit a little lull after that. In the Darley Cup, he was poorly drawn and never got covered up.”

Jose Ortiz will have the mount Saturday on Extravagant Kid, who finished fifth in the race in 2019 and third in 2018.

Walsh also reported that Godolphin’s Maxfield, runner-up in the Woodward (G1) on Oct. 2 at Belmont Park, has rejoined his barn here. Maxfield is to prepare for an expected run in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 6 at Del Mar.