Always Dreaming put in his final breeze at Belmont before shipping to Saratoga on Monday, going 49.45 seconds on the training track, according to trainer Pletcher. The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner is scheduled to work two more times at the Spa before the Grade 2, $ 600,000 Jim Dandy on July 29.
“It was a good, relaxed work,” Pletcher said. “He seems to be happy. We’d been focused on having him chill out a little bit and I think we’ve made progress. We kind of backed off after the Preakness and gave him a few easy weeks.”
Preakness winner Cloud Computing, owned by Klaravich and Lawrence, put in his fourth work since winning the middle jewel of the Triple Crown on May 20. Currently aiming for the Grade 2, $ 600,000 Jim Dandy on July 29 at Saratoga Race Course, the Maclean’s Music colt covered five furlongs in a bullet-earning 59.01 seconds after getting some unexpected company midway through the breeze, said trainer Chad Brown.
“He worked a little fast, but he worked super well within himself,” he said. “Another horse broke off in the middle of the turn while we were in the middle of a five-eighths work and he saw that horse as a target. He’s so competitive that he pulled the rider there. It caused the work to be a little faster than I wanted but, then again, it seemed like he was moving very easily.”
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