The day before Empire Maker's scheduled work on May 31, jockey Jerry Bailey showed up at Frankel's barn and echoed the trainer's words that he truly believed he had the better horse.
It was a picture-perfect morning Friday at Belmont Park, with cloudless skies, warm temperatures, and a slight breeze serving as an ideal backdrop as several of the leading contenders for Saturday's Belmont Stakes were on the track.
Chisholm, Jarvis and Reddam's Ten Most Wanted posted his first work Thursday since finishing ninth in the May 3 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), going a half-mile in :48 3/5 handily over Hollywood Park's fast main track.
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