Among those on the main track
after the renovation break this morning was Qualia, who zipped a
half-mile in a bullet 46.67, according to NYRA clockers, in preparation for the
Grade 1 Ballerina on Saturday’s Travers Day undercard.
The move was the quickest of 24 at
“Actually, it was a little faster
than we intended,” said Bobby Ribaudo, who trains the 4-year-old Saarland filly for Marc
Keller. “There was a team of horses working five-eighths in front of her, and
she wound up with a five- or six-length target. She seems to have come out of
it all right.”
Rightly So also turned in a bullet move in preparation for the
Ballerina, going a half in 46.04 over the Oklahoma training track, the fastest of 49
at the distance.
Tuning up on the main track for
trainer Rick Dutrow were Boys At Tosconova (5f, 59.44, bullet) in
preparation for the Grade 1 Three Chimneys Hopeful on September 6, D’
Funnybone (4f, 49.56) for Saturday’s King’s Bishop, and Trickmeister,
who went a half-mile in 48.54. The IEAH color-bearer is nominated to the
Travers and is entered in Friday’s Pleasant Colony stakes.
Classofsixtythree went five furlongs in 1:03.25 on the training track in her
final work before Sunday’s Grade 1 Personal Ensign.
Notable works on the Oklahoma training
track included Proviso (4f, 52.00), Unrivaled Belle (4f, 51.00), General
Maximus (4f, 50.05), Convocation (6f, 1:14), and Mine That Bird