05/09/2011 4:01PM

Belmont Park: Delay works for Freud's Honor in Times Square

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Daveron will get some time off following her win in Saturday’s Beaugay.

ELMONT, N.Y. – Three extra days and the prospect of facing a nondescript field for $100,000 are why trainer Greg Sacco is bringing Freud’s Honor up from New Jersey for Wednesday’s Times Square Division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Belmont Park.

Originally on the schedule for Sunday, the Times Square was not used by the racing office due to lack of entries. On the day of entry, Sacco worked Freud’s Honor five furlongs in 1:02.20 out of the gate at Monmouth Park. Sacco did not do so with this race in mind. But when New York Racing Association stakes coordinator Andrew Byrnes called Sacco to let him know the race was being moved to Wednesday and was coming up relatively light, Sacco decided to give it a shot.

“I couldn’t have run Sunday,” Sacco said Monday. “By pushing it back to Wednesday, it gave us the option of running. He came out of the work good.”

Though Freud’s Honor will show only two published workouts since his last race on Oct. 31, Sacco said the 3-year-old colt did work once at Monmouth Park before clockers were on the grounds.

“You’d like to have had a run in him already, but Andrew felt the race was going to come up lighter than he expected,” Sacco said. “He’s training well. Hopefully, he’ll give a good account of himself.”

In the Times Square, run at 6 1/2 furlongs, Freud’s Honor will be making his first start for Sacco. Last year, at 2, the New Jersey-bred colt went 1 for 3 when in the barn of John Tammaro III. Sacco said when Freud’s Honor won a maiden race, he defeated his horse, Voodoo Charm, by a neck. Voodoo Charm came back to run sixth in a stakes race but came out of that race with a popped splint bone.

Trainer Rudy Rodriguez sends out the horse to catch and beat in Darrin’s Dilemma. After winning a maiden race by 7 1/2 lengths on March 10, he set the pace and got caught late, finishing fourth, beaten only 1 1/2 lengths in a first-level allowance race April 9. This race is a sixteenth of a mile shorter than that one.

Rodriguez also sends out Freud’s Ana Streak, who is only 1 for 9 in her career. Wishingonastar won her debut for maiden $16,000, Warrior Up comes off a maiden win on the turf, and Anaphylaxis and With a Cape are maidens.

On Sunday, the maiden Lady on the Run won the $100,000 Park Avenue Division of the New York Stallion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 4 1/4 lengths.

Bush weighs options for Get Stormy

Trainer Tom Bush said he will be not be in any hurry to run Get Stormy back after the 5-year-old Stormy Atlantic colt won his second Grade 1 stakes in three weeks, going gate-to-wire to take Saturday’s $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs in the race prior to the Kentucky Derby. The win came three weeks after Get Stormy won the $300,000 Maker’s Mark at Keeneland.

“He looked a hair light to me this morning,” Bush said Sunday, just prior to putting Get Stormy on a flight back to New York. “But he’s run twice in three weeks; that’s not his usual regimen, he looked a little tucked up. But yeah, he’s good. I’ll be glad to get him home, get him out in his paddocks, graze. He’ll bounce back.”

Bush said he may try to stretch Get Stormy out in distance and if he does, races such as the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup, at 1 3/16 miles on June 18 at Colonial Downs or the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap at 1 1/4 miles on June 11 at Belmont are the major options.

“It’s not out of the question,” Bush said when asked about running Get Stormy beyond 1 1/8 miles. “Hopefully, he ran a solid number. We’re going to give him plenty of time to recover.”

Get Stormy was credited with a 97 Beyer Speed Figure.

Daveron to get some time off

Hours before owner Barry Irwin and trainer Graham Motion celebrated their Kentucky Derby victory with Animal Kingdom, they watched on television as Daveron won the Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes here.

The victory was the first graded stakes score for Daveron, whose mother, Darwinia, is a full sister to the mother of Animal Kingdom, Dalicia.

Irwin said Monday that Daveron is a high-strung filly who is hard to get to relax in her races. Irwin said if Daveron had won a graded stakes earlier in the year, she might have been retired and bred. But she is more likely to run sparingly the remainder of the year. The Beaugay was Daveron’s first start since last November.

“You can’t run her too often,” Irwin said. “If she runs four times this year, that would be a lot.”

◗ Haynesfield, last year’s Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, worked four furlongs in 51.13 seconds Monday morning over Belmont’s main track. It was his first breeze since running fourth in the Westchester on April 30. Haynesfield is being pointed to the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap here May 30.