Trainer Bill Mott issued an upbeat bulletin following Proviso’s
breeze over Belmont’s inner turf course on Sunday morning.
“It was very nice,” said Mott. “She was on her own today,
breezing on the bridle.”
Proviso covered four furlongs in 47.45 in the fastest of
eight moves over the course and distance. A winner over males in the Grade 1
Frank E. Kilroe Handicap in March, the Juddmonte homebred is targeting next
Saturday’s Grade 1 Just a Game for fillies and mares on the Belmont Stakes
Mott was similarly impressed with Proviso’s five furlong
workout on the turf a week ago, and once again noted how the 5-year-old
daughter of Dansili is more tractable than she was earlier in her career.
“She was very good today, too,” said Mott. “She seemed
comfortable and relaxed. I’m very pleased with her.”