Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver
is scheduled to
return to the Belmont
Park work tab Sunday,
along with Met Mile hero Quality
, trainer Todd Pletcher said this morning.
Both will go a half-mile, said the trainer.
It will be the second move for Super Saver since he finished
eighth in the Preakness on May 15 after having given Pletcher his first Derby victory. The
Maria’s Mon colt, owned by WinStar Farm, had his first serious work on June 12,
going a half-mile in 49.21, and is being readied for a summer campaign that
will have as its next major New York objective the Grade 1, $1 million Travers
at Saratoga Race Course.
Edward P. Evans’ Quality
Road, who is being pointed to the Grade 1 Whitney
at Saratoga on August 7, notched his third
straight victory of 2010 in the Met Mile on Memorial Day, having won the Grade
3 Hal’s Hope and the Grade 1 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park
over the winter.
and Super Saver are doing very well,” said Pletcher.
The trainer has penciled in the Grade 1 Mother Goose on June
26 for three of his four nominees to the 1 1/16th mile race –
Starlight Partners’ Ailalea, winner of the Grade 3 Dogwood in her most
recent start; Glencrest Farm’s Devil May Care, who was 10th
in the Kentucky Derby, and Mill House’s Katy Now, who will carry a
three-race win streak into her stakes debut.
John Velazquez will ride Devil May Care, who won Belmont’s Grade 1
Frizette last fall, while Hall of Famer Edgar Prado has the mount aboard
Ailalea, said Pletcher.