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Dirt Mile: Strong Work for Here Comes Ben

Here Comes Ben, who won Saratoga's Grade I Forego to leave him 4 for 4 this year, worked six furlongs Thursday morning in 1:12 over the Keeneland Polytrack as he prepares for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.

The Keeneland clockers caught the 4-year-old son of Street Cry galloping out seven-eighths of a mile in 1:24 and the mile in an eye-popping 1:38 2/5 under exercise rider Enrique Pacheco.“Unbelievable,” said trainer Charlie Lopresti, whose 16-horse stable also will have Keeneland's Phoenix winner Wise Dan in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

“He's not a real fast work horse, but this morning he was just really sharp – but in a good way. He's been begging to work all week.”
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