Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin worked the final four of his Breeders’ Cup contenders Oct. 29 over Belmont Park’s training track.
Under Calvin Borel, Classic-bound Rattlesnake Bridge worked five furlongs in company with the Juvenile-bound Alpha , with the pair covering the distance in 1:00 4/5 out of the gate. Trappe Shot , pre-entered in the Dirt Mile and the Sprint, went a half-mile in :49 4/5 and Miss Netta, who is heading for the Juvenile Fillies, worked a half in a bullet :46 4/5 out of the gate under Rajiv Maragh.
“It was nice to get Calvin here to get a feel for the gray horse because he will ride him Saturday,” said McLaughlin. “He’s a bit keen, and we want Calvin to take him back like he can do. We hope that he settles toward the rear. Calvin didn’t think that would be a problem, so we’re glad he worked him.
Trappe Shot, we were looking for just what we got. Miss Netta worked a bit quick out of the gate, but sometimes the gate gets them a bit eager. We wanted to kick her out of the gate after her nightmare day at the Frizette. She came out of it great, we had a good morning.”
All five are scheduled to depart Belmont Park Oct. 31 by van, arriving at Churchill Downs early the following day.