Belmont Stakes Workout Report: May 29, 2017

“Breezing” or “breezed” indicates the horse was not under strong urging. “Handily” indicates the horse was under urging from its rider. Numbers in parentheses represent the ranking among other horses that worked that day at the specified distance and track. 

Hollywood Handsome: 5/26 – Trainer Dallas Stewart’s recent Churchill Downs allowance winner breezed four furlongs on that fast main track in :48.20 (10/43) for a possible start in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 10. 

Irish War Cry: 5/27Isabelle de Tomaso’s New Jersey homebred posted his first official exercise since running 10th in the Kentucky Derby, a five-furlong breeze in 1:01:20 (3/9) over fast dirt at the Fair Hill training center in Maryland.

J Boys Echo: 5/27 – The Mineshaft colt, 15th in the Kentucky Derby after a troubled start, breezed five furlongs on a fast Churchill Downs oval in 1:00.80 (4/27) towards a likely run in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

McCraken: 5/23 – Ian Wilkes’ trainee, who exited his eighth-place effort in the Kentucky Derby with a small puncture wound in his left hind leg, returned to the work tab with a four-furlong breeze in :49.80 (25/51) over a fast course at Churchill Downs. 

Meantime: 5/27 – The Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes runner-up prepared for the Belmont Stakes by breezing five furlongs on a fast surface at Belmont Park in :59.98 (4/17).

Patch: 5/27- Calumet Farm’s popular one-eyed colt, who finished 14th in the Run for the Roses, had his first breeze since the race, a four-furlong move in :50.24 (30/83) over Belmont Park’s fast dirt training track.

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