Koji Maeda's Triple Crown nominee Sunday Break gets his prep for the April 13 Wood Memorial (gr. I) when he faces vie other 3-year-olds in a 1 1/8-mile allowance test at Aqueduct on Wednesday.
The Japanese-bred son of Forty Niner will be ridden by Gary Stevens for trainer Neil Drysdale as he seeks his third consecutive victory. The colt, who broke his maiden at Santa Anita in his third career start, breezed five furlongs in 1:03 2/5 at Aqueduct on Sunday. Drysdale won the 2000 Wood with eventual Kentuckky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus.
The competition in Wednesday's sixth race on the Aqueduct card includes a two-horse entry from the barn of Todd Pletcher.
In other 3-year-old developments, working out Monday at Santa Anita were Triple Crown nominees Captain Squire, six furlongs in 1:12.40, second among 21 at the distance; Easy Grades, 1 mile in 1:39, tops among four at t he distance; and Raven Power, whose time of :36.40 for three furlongs was the fifth best among 10 horses working that distance. Meanwhile, in Florida, Changeintheweather worked five furlongs in 1:00.20, third of 16, and over at Payson Park, Stage Call was timed in 1:04 for five furlongs, the best time of the day for 11 horses working the distance.