Kentucky Derby sixth-place finisher Santiva took
another step toward a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes with a
1:00.60 five-furlong breeze at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
“[The workout] went super and I’m really happy with how he’s
doing now,” said Eddie Kenneally, who trains the son of Giant’s
Causeway for Tom R. Walters.
Kenneally said he’ll make a final decision on when Santiva
will ship to New York
after the colt turns in his final workout at Churchill Downs next Saturday.
“We’ll breeze him next week, and we’ll go from there,” said
Santiva, who broke his maiden when he defeated Astrology in
the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill in November, prepped for the
Kentucky Derby with a second in the Grade 2 Risen Star at the Fair Grounds in
February and a ninth in the Grade 1 Blue Grass over Keeneland’s Polytrack in