Flat Out finished fifth, beaten three lengths, in last year’s Classic for trainer Scooter Dickey. His owner wanted the horse in New York, where Mott is based, and he got him. Flat Out has tender feet, making him a challenge to train.
“He’s been a willing student and done everything we’ve asked of him,” Mott said, noting the horse won the Jockey Club GoldCup the last two years.
Ron the Greek was transferred to Mott in mid-2011 and has blossomed into a four-time stakes winner. To Honor and Serve has eight wins in 16 career starts.
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