Coleman has update on McWicked, Reverend
June 18, 2015
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Although Casie Coleman has a strong Pepsi North America Cup contender in Arque Hanover, the trainer had thought Reverend Hanover might be in the race.
Reverend Hanover, who was four-for-four in Ontario Sires Stakes competition as a 2 year old, has suffered a setback. "He has a bone bruise on his right hind canon bone," Coleman revealed. "We're hoping he'll be back for the last half of the season. He's still jogging, but we can't train yet and we'll x-ray him again before determining if we can go forward this season."
When The Horseman's Gordon Waterstone polled trainers about their "top picks" for the 3-year-old trotting and pacing divisions this season, Coleman put Reverend Hanover on the top of her list. The Ontario Super Final champion had his freshman season delayed because he injured a front right shin and thus was not staked outside of the Sires Stakes.
Coleman also reported to harnessracing.com that McWicked, her 2014 Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Pacing Male of the Year, is nearing his 2015 debut.
"His first qualifier this year I was thrilled with, but his second qualifier he was awful, and we found he had an ulcer on his palette," said Coleman. "The ulcer was lasered and then trimmed by Dr. Ducharme."