Fusaichi Pegasus, Adonis, Others Work at Belmont
Updated: Tuesday, October 3, 2000 1:23 PM
Posted: Monday, October 2, 2000 6:16 PM
Jerome Handicap (gr. II) winner Fusaichi Pegasus breezed over a fast Belmont Park strip Monday, covering the distance in :49.82. The Neil Drysdale trainee will likely make his next start in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) as a prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic. Also expected in the Gold Cup are Lemon Drop Kid, Behrens, Gander, and possibly European star Giant's Causeway.
Adonis, unraced since a fifth-place finish in a Keeneland allowance race in April, also worked at Belmont on Monday. The 1999 Wood Memorial (gr. II) winner, a son of Kris S., went three furlongs in :38.71 while breezing on the fast track.
Also on the Belmont worktab, graded stakes winners Affirmed Success, Albert the Great, and Bevo each worked five furlongs over the main track, but 2-year-old Light of Justice earned the bullet for the distance. Light of Justice, a son of first-crop sire Lit de Justice, drilled the five furlongs in :59.46, handily, the fastest of 16 works on the day. In his most recent race, the Mark Hennig-trained colt finished fifth in the Tremont Stakes (gr. III) after a fourth-place finish in the Flash Stakes.
Affirmed Success completed his breeze in 1:01.65, while Albert the Great went in 1:01.22. Bevo, who consistently puts in bullet works, completed the distance in 1:00.12, the second-fastest time of the day. As a juvenile, Bevo won the Futurity (gr. I) at Belmont. After winning an allowance race -- in which he defeated Intidab -- in his 3-year-old debut, the William Badgett Jr. trainee has finished second to Trippi in the Riva Ridge Stakes (gr. III) and fifth in the King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I).
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