El Kabeir had his final tune-up for the $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) March 30, breezing five furlongs on Belmont Park's training track in 1:01.12, the fastest of 27 works at the distance.
In preparations similar to trainer Nick Zito's handling of Birdstone between his off-the-board Kentucky Derby (gr. I) finish and his victory in the 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Wicked Strong appears to be progressing.
The third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby prepares for the Preakness over a sloppy Belmont Park training track in New York.
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