Ten Most Wanted Continues Progress Toward Belmont Stakes
Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 11:50 AM
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003 7:17 PM
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Ten Most Wanted, being pointed toward Belmont Stakes.
Chisholm, Jarvis and Reddam's Ten Most Wanted posted his first work Thursday since finishing ninth in the May 3 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), going a half-mile in :48 3/5 handily over Hollywood Park's fast main track.
Exercise rider Bruno Delgadillo was aboard the son of Deputy Commander for the move, which was ranked 21st out of the 36 who recorded four panels.
Ten Most Wanted remains on course for his next probable start in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
"He worked great," said Aimee Dollase, trainer Wally Dollase's assistant and daughter. "He's in good shape right now. The rider said he went great and that he's really happy back here at (Hollywood Park). He's still being pointed toward the Belmont as of now; he'll be on a six or seven-day work schedule until then."
Ten Most Wanted, sent off as the about 7-1 third choice in the Derby, was found to be extremely body sore, especially in his back after the race, which may explain his dull performance. Treatment by a chiropractor and a quick recovery, plus the belief that Belmont's sweeping turns and deeper main track surface, are what prompted Dollase to focus on the Belmont Stakes.
Kentucky-bred Ten Most Wanted won the Illinois Derby (gr. II) as his final Kentucky Derby prep race also finished third in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III). He's won two of six career starts with one second and one third for earnings of $373,460.
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