Ten Most Wanted Turns in Robust Work
by Margaret Ransom
Date Posted: 9/12/2003 6:29:19 PM
Last Updated: 9/13/2003 4:02:15 PM

Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Ten Most Wanted was put through his final pre-Super Derby (gr. II) drill on Friday at Hollywood Park, logging five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 handily over a fast main track. The move was easily the fastest of the 17 clocked at five-eighths on the day.

"He's ready," said Aimee Dollase, who is in charge of the horse's conditioning while her father, trainer Wally Dollase, attends the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. "It was a very, very good work and he did it well within himself.

"I can't say he's improved off his last because he went into the Travers in absolutely fantastic shape, but he doesn't seem to have lost a step and he's back to his normal weight. He's actually gotten bigger and taller over the past couple of months."

Regular execise rider Bruno Delgadillo was in the irons for Friday's work.

According to Dollase, the Super Derby would most likely be the son of Deputy Commander's final stop before the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

"(The Classic) is certainly a possibility," she said. "We're not going to think about it now. We'll get through this race first and then let the horse tell us what to do."

Ten Most Wanted and the younger Dollase will leave for Louisiana on Tuesday and will be followed by her father on Wednesday. The $500,000 Super Derby will be run Sept. 20. Others expected for the nine-furlong event include Soto, Traffic Chief, Kool Humor and Grand Hombre, while Eye of the Tiger and Dynever are considered possible.

Ten Most Wanted, who also won the Illinois Derby (gr. II) and was second in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Swaps Stakes (gr. II), has banked $1,253,460 from a record of 9-3-3-1. The Kentucky-bred races for the partnership of J. Paul Reddam, Michael Jarvis, James Chisholm and Kenneth Smole, et al.


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