10/20/2007 11:00PM

BC contenders work at Monmouth

EmailOCEANPORT, New Jersey - Three Breeders' Cup-bound horses -- Idiot Proof (Sprint), Prop Me Up (Distaff), and Smarty Deb (Juvenile Fillies) -- turned in final works for their respective races on Sunday morning at Monmouth. All worked shortly after the 7:30-8 a.m. renovation break here, about the same time that Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense took his first tour of the Monnmouth oval.

Idiot Proof was the fifth horse onto the track after the break, and did not take long backing up to the front-side before coming back around for a solo five-furlong breeze under Rajiv Maragh. Idiot Proof was timed in 1:00.80 in what trainer Cliff Sise dubbed an "easy" drill.

"He went nice," Sise said. "I told (Maragh) to go in a minute and change, and that's what he did."

California-based Idiot Proof already has been to Monmouth once this year, setting a six-furlong track record while easily winning the Jersey Shore Stakes on July 4. A 3-year-old, he comes off a win in the Grade 1 Ancient Title, his first start against older horses.

Smarty Deb worked five furlongs a few minutes after Idiot Proof, and was timed in 1:00.20 while breezing under jockey Rickey Frazier. Washington-based trainer Doris Harwood said Smarty Deb had galloped out six furlongs in 1:12, and was pleased with the drill.

Prop Me Up, who will be a huge longshot in the Distaff, went a half-mile in 49.80 seconds.

Classic-bound Street Sense galloped once around the Monmouth oval, and looked eager to do more. He will have a stronger gallop Monday, and remains on track to breeze Tuesday, trainer Carl Nafzger said.