McLaughlin Works Quartet of BC Contenders

Alpah, Miss Netta, Rattlesnake Bridge,and Trappe Shot worked at Belmont Oct. 29.

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.