02/10/2012 6:52PM

Aqueduct: Redding Colliery works for Excelsior

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Redding Colliery, with Alan Garcia riding, wins the Evening Attire.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Redding Colliery, front-running winner of the Evening Attire Stakes here at Aqueduct on Jan. 28, worked four furlongs in 48.22 seconds Friday morning in preparation for the Grade 3, $150,000 Excelsior on March 17.

Redding Colliery worked in company with Hockley and the pair went a quick first quarter-mile of 23.72 seconds before getting the second quarter in 24.50.

Though Redding Colliery is nominated to the $75,000 Stymie on Feb. 18, Art Magnuson, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s New York-based assistant, said the plan is to wait for the Excelsior.

“He’s doing great,” Magnuson said. “We think he’d appreciate a little more time.”