Waratah Thoroughbreds’ Miss World, winner of last
fall’s Grade 1 Garden City at Belmont Park
worked an easy three furlongs in 38.10 over the main track Friday
morning. It was the Bernstein filly’s first timed work since a
fifth-place finish in the Grade 3 Beaugay over the Belmont
turf course on May 1, her first start of the year.
“She’s doing well, and I need to find a race for her,” said
trainer Christophe Clement.
Clement also reported that Winchester
and Gio Ponti, the 1-2 finishers in last Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodford
Reserve Manhattan Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard, were both in fine
shape the week following the race.
“They both came back in good order,” said Clement.
“Gio Ponti will point toward the Man o’War on July 10 [Grade 1, 1 3/8 miles]
and I’m not sure yet about Winchester.
I will speak to the owner, Mr. Firestone, and then we’ll make a decision.”
Castleton Lyons’ reigning turf champion and older male Gio
Ponti is still looking for his first win of 2010, having finished second in the
Tampa Bay Stakes and fourth in the $10 million Dubai World Cup earlier in the
year. The 5-year-old son of Tale of the Cat won last year’s Man o’War,
one of four consecutive Grade 1 victories in 2009.