Photo: NYRA / Adam Coglianese
Grade 1 winner Sweet Reason
remains on course for her next engagement, the Grade 2 Gazelle on
Saturday April 5, after working a mile in company with Grade 2 Jerome
hero Noble Moon Sunday morning over Belmont Park's training track.
The two went out shortly after the second renovation break at 9:30 a.m., with trainer Leah Gyarmati catching them in 1:40.
"They finished up well," said Gyarmati. "The first part was a little slow, but they both came down the lane pretty good."
confirmed Sweet Reason, a half-length winner of her only start this
year, remains on target for the 1 1/8-mile Gazelle, but continued to
hold off on committing Noble Moon to the Wood.
still don't know about [Noble Moon]; we're going to wait until the last
minute," she said of the Malibu Moon colt, who is owned by Treadway
Racing Stable. "On entry day, if he's doing good, and we want to run, he
will. I want to know he's jumping out of his skin and ready to go. I'm
not going to push it. It's not a little, easy race, it's the Wood and it
is a competitive race. We did lose a lot of time training, obviously,
so if I feel we're 190 percent fit we'll run. If not, we'll wait for the