Belmont Stakes Workout Report: May 21, 2018


In most instances, “breezing” or “breezed” indicates the horse was not under strong urging. “Handily” indicates the horse was under urging from its rider, although this can vary in certain racing jurisdictions. Numbers in parentheses represent the ranking among other horses that worked that day at the specified distance and track. 

Combatant: 5/20 – The multiple graded stakes-placed colt, who finished 18th in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, returned to the work tab with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.60 (15/23) on Churchill Downs’ fast main track. 

Free Drop Billy: 5/21 – The Dale Romans trainee had his first work since running 16th in the Kentucky Derby, a four-furlong breeze over fast dirt at Churchill Downs in :47.60 (1/51).

Funny Duck:
5/19 – The surprise winner of the Grade 3 Pat Day Mile Stakes on the Kentucky Derby undercard breezed four furlongs in :47.80 (4/76) on a fast Churchill Downs oval. 

Givemeaminit: 5/18 – The Pat Day Mile show finisher prepared for a return in Belmont Park’s June 9 Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes by breezing four furlongs over Churchill Downs’ fast course in :48.80 (19/49). 

Hofburg: 5/18 – Conditioner Bill Mott’s Kentucky Derby seventh-place finisher breezed four furlongs in :49.32 (6/50) on a fast Saratoga surface in advance of an expected next start in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Silent Sting: 5/21 – Stronach Stables’ multiple stakes winner, who is a leading contender for Canada’s Queen’s Plate on June 30 at Woodbine, breezed five furlongs over that fast fast all weather track in :59.40 (1/12).