Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will likely be well-represented in
next weekend’s stakes at Belmont and sent out
two potential contenders for their final workouts Sunday morning at Belmont.
Redding Colliery, most recently second in the Grade 3
Iselin at Monmouth
Park on August 21,
breezed five furlongs over the main track in 1:02.04 and McLaughlin said the
Jockey Club Gold Cup was a definite possibility for the Mineshaft colt.
“He worked very well and we’re taking a good look at the
Gold Cup here,” the trainer said. “Tranquil Manner is likely, also, it’s a big
purse and he’s doing well.”
Tranquil Manner, a willing third behind Quality Road in the
Grade 1 Woodward at Saratoga on September 4,
worked four furlongs at Greentree Training Center
in Saratoga on
September 18, covering the distance in 47.00.
Also on the worktab Sunday at Belmont for McLaughlin was Grade 3 With
Anticipation winner Soldat, who went in company with German-bred filly Neon
Light. Both were caught in 47.88 for a half-mile over the firm inner turf
course, the fastest of seven at the distance. Soldat will make his next start
in the Grade 3, $150,000 Pilgrim on October 3, McLaughlin said, with the
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf a goal.
The Pilgrim is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Race, earning the
winner an automatic starting berth in the Juvenile Turf on November 6 at
Looking ahead, McLaughlin said that turf runners Lethal
Combination, winner of the Grade 3 Saranac at Saratoga
on September 5, and Krypton, third in the Grade 2 National Museum of
Racing and Hall of Fame on August 13, would both be pointed toward the Grade 1,
$250,000 Jamaica Handicap at Belmont
on October 9.
Krypton posted a 49.10 four-furlong work over the Oklahoma
Training Track at Saratoga
on Sunday morning.