"The first part was too fast," said Whiting after his charge went the first two furlongs in :21 4/5. "He sizzled. I was looking for 1:11 and change."Mayakovsky, turning in his final work before Saturday's six-furlong Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II), went a half-mile in :46.
Grade I winner With Anticipation arrived at trainer Jonathan Sheppard's barn Sunday. He is nominated to the Aug. 10 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT). The horse was last year's running of the race under Pat Day. With Anticipation is scheduled to breeze Thursday (Aug. 1) and will have his final work before the Sword Dancer on Aug. 7. Beau's Town, who could run in the Aug. 11 A.G. Vanderbilt Stakes (gr. II), went six furlongs in 1:10 1/5 for trainer Lynn Whiting.