Breeders' Cup Classic hopeful Golden Ticket, dead-heat winner of the Grade 1 Travers two back, turned in his second-straight work at Keeneland on Saturday. With Danny Ramsey aboard, the Speightstown colt worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5.
Clockers caught Golden Ticket in fractions of :12 2/5, :24, :35 4/5, :47 3/5 and 1:00 1/5. He galloped out six furlongs in 1:14 2/5.
"It was really nice," trainer Ken McPeek said. "He was getting across it good, and he just needed a nice maintenance breeze. Last week, we took him a really easy, easy, easy half. This week he needed to stretch out and get a little wind in him."
A week ago, Golden Ticket worked a half-mile in :52 4/5. The dark bay colt is expected to fly to California on Monday.
Golden Ticket has made several stops at Keeneland during his career. Purchased for $100,000 at last year's Keeneland April Two-year-olds in Training Sale, he made two starts at the Lexington, Kentucky, track in October 2011 and was fifth in the Grade 3 Lexington in April in what McPeek called a "rough trip."
Following his surprise 33-1 Travers win, Golden Ticket was third in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby on September 22.
In other Breeders' Cup news, trainer Charles Lopresti said Saturday morning that Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile winner Wise Dan would probably work at Keeneland toward the end of next week. That work would be the only local move for the millionaire son of Wiseman's Ferry before he ships to California and an expected run in the Breeders' Cup Mile on November 3.