Fame trainer Bill Mott expressed his satisfaction this morning after Ron the Greek
and Flat Out
turned in "very good" works at
Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the Grade 1 TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup
Invitational on September 29 at Belmont Park.
Ron the Greek, runner-up in the
Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap, worked six furlongs in 1:14.05, while
Whitney third-pace finisher Flat Out zipped five furlongs in a bullet 59.89,
fastest of 12 at the distance on the Oklahoma training track.
"Very good works from both of
them," said Mott. "I was pleased. Flat Out worked particularly well and his
gallop out was very good. He generally works quicker, anyway. It was a typical
work from Ron the Greek, so I'm happy."
Flat Out, whose most recent
victory came in last year's Jockey Club Gold Cup while in the care of Scooter
Dickey, and Ron the Greek, winner of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap and the
Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap this year, will work again next weekend, weather
permitting, said Mott.