Breeders' Cup Horses Have Fast Morning
by Ron Mitchell
Date Posted: 10/22/2001 1:29:33 PM
Last Updated: 10/23/2001 6:33:05 PM

Albert the Great was nearly shrouded in fog when he worked at Belmont Park on Monday.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
A number of bullet workouts from Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships contenders highlighted Belmont Park's busy work tab Monday morning. The fastest work among Classic horses Monday was by Meadowlands' Cup (gr. II) runner-up Gander, who worked five-eighths of a mile in :59 1/5, the fastest time of the day among the 21 working at that distance. Another Classic horse, Suburban Handicap (gr. II) winner Albert the Great was timed in 1:02 4/5 for five furlongs.

Among sprinters, Delaware Township's :45 2/5 for a half-mile was the best at that distance on Monday. Fivestarday had the fastest three-furlong work of the day, going in :34 3/5. Sprint contender Yonaguska also worked four furlongs with a time of :47 1/5.

Although she will run on grass Saturday, Filly and Mare Turf entrant Starrer was on the main track Monday, working six furlongs in 1:13 1/5. Juvenile Fillies' contenders who worked Monday were Tempera, five furlongs in 1:00 3/5, and Imperial Gesture who went the same distance in 1:00 2/5.

Three Distaff horses worked Monday, with Two Item Limit going a half-mile in :47 1/5 and Atelier working the same distance in :48 4/5. Distaff probable Queenie Belle worked six furlongs in 1:14.

Juvenile workouts from Monday are detailed in a separate story. To read more, click here.

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