Pegasus, Wondertross, Others Work at Belmont

Pegasus, Wondertross, Others Work at Belmont
Photo: Mike Corrado
Fusaichi Pegasus alone at the finish of the Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Derby (gr.I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus highlighted Wednesday's works at Belmont Park. The Neil Drysdale trainee went four furlongs in :48.52 while breezing. The 3-year-old son of Mr. Prospector is expected to have a limited fall campaign, concluding with a start in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs in November.

Serena's Tune, the first foal out of champion Serena's Song, breezed four furlongs in :51.04 Wednesday at Belmont. In her racing debut, Serena's Tune drew off to a seven-length win in a Del Mar maiden special weight race. The 2-year-old Mr. Prospector filly is also trained by Drysdale.

Also working at the New York oval Wednesday was Wondertross. The Kinsman Farm's 4-year-old son of Chief's Crown is unraced since finishing sixth of eight in the 1999 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). Prior to the Blue Grass, he finished second by a nose to Vicar in the Florida Derby (gr. I) after winning a Gulfstream Park allowance race. Wondertross breezed three furlongs in :38.64.

Three-year-old fillies Gaviola, Finder's Fee, and Cash Run were out for exercise at Belmont Wednesday morning. Sands Point (gr. IIIT) winner Gaviola breezed five furlongs in 1:01.65 on the main track. Gaviola is expected to face Flawly, Lucky Lune, Millie's Quest, Preseli, Windsong, and Zoftig in the $250,000 Garden City Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) on Sunday. Alluring, Good Game, Julies Love Letter, and Shopping For Love are considered possible for the 1 1/8-mile turf race. Cash Run also worked five furlongs but began from the starting gate. She covered the distance in :59.98, handily. Ogden Phipps' Acorn Stakes (gr. I) winner Finder's Fee went four furlongs on the main track in :49.54, breezing. In her most recent start, the Claude McGaughey trainee finished third in a Saratoga allowance race while making her turf racing debut.

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