Tackleberry, victorious in three stakes this winter at Gulfstream
Park, breezed four furlongs in 48.00 yesterday at Calder Race Course in what
was his final official workout in the lead-up to the Grade 1 Metropolitan
Handicap on May 30 at Belmont Park.
“The workout was real good and I
was happy with it,” said the 4-year-old gelding’s owner/trainer, Luis Olivares.
“He’ll ship to Belmont
Olivares said he has been
targeting the Met Mile prior to Tackleberry’s four-place finish in the Grade 3
Charles Town Classic on April 16.
“We decided before the Charles
Town race that we wanted to go to the Met Mile,” said Olivares. “I was thinking
about sending him to the Alysheba [at Churchill Downs on May 6], but the Met
Mile would give him more time.”