On Saturday morning at Belmont Park Godolphin Racing’s Alpha turned in his first timed
workout since a 12th-place finish in the May 5 Kentucky Derby. The
son of Bernardini, a two-time stakes winner at Aqueduct Racetrack this winter,
covered four furlongs over the main track in 49.17.
“We’re not deciding anything yet, we’re just going to
watch things and let the horse tell us,” said Art Magnuson, assistant to
trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “He’s doing great though; good work
yesterday, in hand.”
Magnuson also reported that dual Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky is scheduled to
work Monday morning at Belmont Park in preparation for her start in the Grade
1, $400,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap, where she is expected to meet Awesome Maria, who carries a six-race win
streak into the 1 1/16-mile race.