Six days after putting in a blazing six-furlong workout in 1:10.90 at
Aqueduct, Hopeful Stakes winner Boys At Tosconova had a more leisurely
move Wednesday, covering six furlongs in 1:16.72 over the Big A's main
Under exercise rider Mario Madrid, Boys At Tosconova crawled
away from the six-furlong pole going his first eighth in 14.53 seconds
and the opening quarter in 28.07. He began to pick things up from
around the turn and went his next quarter in 25.27. With only the
slightest of urging from Madrid, Boys At Tosconova got his final
quarter in 23.68 and he galloped out seven furlongs in 1:29.38.
"I just told him don't let him go too fast, don't let him go too slow,"
trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. said. "I liked what I saw; he looked good
going by me both times. Mario's very happy with the horse. Like I said
last week, we just need to bide our time; we're ready."
Boys At Tosconova will have two more works at Aqueduct before shipping to Kentucky on Nov. 2.