With an eye on the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney on August 2, Palace Malice breezed five furlongs in 1:00.48 seconds with Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez aboard.
two-time Grade 1 winner went in company with unraced 3-year-old March
Two and was caught by NYRA clockers galloping out six furlongs in 1:13
3/5 on the main track.
thought he worked great and we were very pleased with what he did,"
said trainer Todd Pletcher. "He seems to be maintaining form and doing
Malice is exiting a one-length win in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap
on June 7 and is unbeaten in four starts as a 4-year-old. At 3, he won
the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes and made two starts at the Spa, taking the
Grade 2 Jim Dandy and finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Travers.
Pletcher added that Palace Malice is scheduled to work again next Sunday at 8:45 a.m.