Belmont Stakes Workout Report: June 5, 2017

Classic Empire (photo by Robin Buchanan).

Classic Empire (photo by Robin Buchanan).

“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. 

Classic Empire: 6/2 – The probable favorite for the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes breezed four furlongs in :50.00 (40/54) over a fast Churchill Downs track in his only serious move for the final leg of the Triple Crown. 

Lookin At Lee: 6/4 – The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby runner-up prepared for the final classic with a four-furlong breeze on Belmont Park’s fast oval in :48.33 (8/52).

Multiplier: 6/3 – The Grade 3 Illinois Derby champ, who finished sixth in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, worked towards the Belmont Stakes by breezing four furlongs in :48.60 (11/59) over a fast Keeneland course. 

Senior Investment: 5/31 – The Grade 1 Preakness Stakes show finisher breezed four furlongs on Belmont Park’s fast surface in :49.13 (24/58).

Tapwrit: 6/2 – Under regular rider Jose Ortiz, the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby hero outworked stablemate Patch in a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.45 (4/11) over Belmont Park’s fast main track. 

Twisted Tom: 6/3 – Cobra Farm Inc.’s multiple stakes winner breezed five furlongs in company with older stablemate Economic Model on fast dirt at Belmont Park in 1:01.13 (2/26).

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