Whitney invitee Rodman, most
recently third in the Grade 2 Suburban, worked five furlongs this morning in
59.77 in his final serious move for Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile race.
“It was a little faster than we
wanted, but he had a target in front of him, so it wasn’t that surprising,”
said Mike Hushion, who trains the 6-year-old son of Maliibu Moon for Barry K.
Schwartz. “It was his typical, strong, five-eighths work for his race.”
Rodman is 1-2-1 from four starts
this year, including a solid runner-up finish to fellow Whitney hopeful Tizway
in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park on Memorial Day.
Also on Saturday, Hushion will send
out Roman Treasure and Ava K. in Saturday’s seven-furlong Test
for 3-year-old fillies. The duo breezed this morning as well, with Ava K.
covering four furlongs in 51.06 and Roman Treasure working five furlongs in