A number of contenders for Saturday’s
Heinken Holidayfest stakes turned in their final works Sunday morning, with
trainer Todd Pletcher sending out more than a half-dozen workers including Grade
1 Cigar Mile Handicap candidate Stay
Thirsty, who went a half-mile in 48.85 in company with Grade 2 Remsen
nominee Revolutionary (48.84) over
the training track.
Also breezing in preparation for
the Remsen from Pletcher’s barn were Violence
(4f, 48.04), Delhomme (5f, 1:01.13)
and Micromanage (5f, 1:01.12), while
his Grade 2 Demoiselle hopeful Unlimited
Budget worked a half-mile in 48.06.
On the main track, 2010 Cigar Mile
winner Jersey Town signaled his
readiness for Saturday’s race with a five-furlong breeze in 59.59. Fellow Cigar
Mile candidates Buffum (5f, 1:02.06)
and Hymn Book (4f, 49.60) also
worked on the main track.
In other works, Book Review tuned up for the Grade 1
Gazelle with a half-mile breeze in 48.40 and Emollient went a half in 48.42 in preparation for the Demoiselle.