Najjaar, who dueled with Atigun behind winner Dark Cove to finish third in the 1 1/2-mile Louisville Handicap on turf at Churchill Downs, is likely to make his next start in the Arlington Handicap at Arlington Park.
“He ran really well and against some good horses,” said trainer Danny Peitz. “We will aim for the Arlington Handicap. I think he may want a distance just short of a mile and a half. Hopefully we’ll get a little more pace in front of him.”
The Grade 3 Arlington Handicap, scheduled for July 13, is 1 1/4-miles on turf.