WinStar Farm’s Gemologist,
winner of the Grade 1 Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial in April
at Aqueduct Racetrack, on Sunday posted his first workout since his 16th-place
finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby on May 5.
The 3-year-old traveled four furlongs in 49.42, and trainer Todd
Pletcher said the colt is likely to make his next start in the Grade 2 Jim
Dandy on July 28 at Saratoga Race Course.
“The Jim Dandy is our target at the moment, unless something
happens and we switch gears for the Haskell [Grade 1, July 29, Monmouth Park], but we’re pointing for that
weekend,” said Pletcher.
The Kentucky Derby was the first career loss for Gemologist, who also
has a win in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club to his credit. In the Derby, the son of Tiznow
raced three wide in fifth for the first six furlongs before retreating.
Pletcher said Glencrest Farm’s Disposablepleasure
came out of her second-place finish in yesterday’s Grade 1 Mother Goose
in good shape and will train up to the Grade 1 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks
on July 23 at Saratoga.
Disposablepleasure entered the Mother Goose off a second to stablemate In Lingerie in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan
on May 18. In Lingerie, owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber,
turned in a 48.61 four-furlong breeze on Sunday. Like Disposablepleasure, In
Lingerie is expected to make her next start in the TVG Coaching Club, Pletcher
Mike Repole’s Stay Thirsty,
winner of the 2011 Grade 1 Travers, will breeze on Monday as he prepares for
the July 2 Grade 2 Suburban, Pletcher said. Caixa
Eletronica, also owned by Repole, went four furlongs in 48.84 on
Sunday as he works toward a start in the Grade 3 James Marvin on July 20,
opening day at the Spa.