Funny Cide Continues Working Toward Haskell
by Ron Mitchell
Date Posted: 7/15/2003 2:46:16 PM
Last Updated: 7/16/2003 6:15:27 PM

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide.
Photo: AP/Ed Betz
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide continued his preparations for the Aug. 3 Haskell Invitational when he breezed five furlongs at Belmont Park on Tuesday in a sharp :58.69. The time was third fastest of 20 horses working that distance on a fast main track.

Tuesday's work was the second for the New York-bred gelding since his loss in the Belmont Stakes, which deprived him of a rare and coveted Triple Crown.

The Barclay Tagg trainee is likely to face Blue Grass Stakes and Louisiana Derby winner Peace Rules in the Haskell at New Jersey's Monmouth Park.

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