Treadway Racing Stable's Noble Moon, a possible starter in the TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial, and Sweet Reason,
bound for the Grade 2, $300,000 Gazelle on the Wood undercard, had
their final serious preparations for next Saturday's races this morning
over a fast Belmont Park training track.
duo went out together, with NYRA clockers catching Sweet Reason in
1:14.47 for six furlongs and crediting Noble Moon with a one-mile move
Reason remains on schedule for the Gazelle, and we're going to wait to
see how Noble Moon comes out of his work before we make a decision on
the Wood," said Gyarmati. "I was happy with the way they went, and the
way he galloped out. If he's tearing apart the stall in a day or two,
we'll take a shot. If not, we'll wait."
Reason, a winner of three of five starts including the Grade 1
Spinaway, made a successful 2014 debut on March 14, taking a one-mile
optional claimer by a half-length. Noble Moon, a two-length winner of
the Grade 2 Jerome, broke his maiden in front-running style on September
14 at Belmont and rallied from 12th to finish third behind winner Cairo Prince and Financial Mogul in the Grade 2 Nashua on November 13 at the Big A.