Before Palace Malice won the Grade 2 Jim Dandy and Verrazano took the Grade 1 Haskell, Kentucky Derby winner Orb
took another step toward the Grade 1 Travers when he worked a half-mile
on Saturday at the training center in Fair Hill, Md. in 48 1/5 seconds.
work was Orb's fourth since his third-place finish behind winner Palace
Malice in the Belmont Stakes, and Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey
said he is pleased with the way the Malibu Moon colt is coming up to the
was foggy, so I didn't see too much, but I liked what I did see," he
said. "It was very good, and he seemed to come out of it good."
McGaughey said he was impressed by the performances of the Todd Pletcher-trained Palace Malice and Verrazano.
"I thought Verrazano ran great," he said. "The races were good."