"The thrill of the Pennsylvania Derby held on for us for a while," said Loretta Lusteg, Kimmel's assistant.
"It was a disappointment not to be able to race in the Breeders' Cup, but we're hoping he
runs good and shows off this year."
Timber Reserve was fourth in the 2006 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct behind emerging star Nobiz Like Shobiz, but missed most of the next season after ankle surgery.Lusteg
said the goal beyond the Hal's Hope for Timber Reserve is the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I), to be run at Gulfstream
on Feb. 2.