05/23/2011 5:28PM

Belmont Park: More Than Real possible for Royal Ascot

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Barbara D. Livingston
More Than Real, with Garrett Gomez riding, wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

ELMONT, N.Y. - More Than Real, who beat Winter Memories in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, worked four furlongs in 49.11 seconds over the yielding Belmont Park turf on Monday. She started her breeze behind stablemates More Than Minted and Driven by Solar and finished ahead of both at the finish.

Todd Pletcher, who trains More Than Real, said the filly is under consideration for the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 17. Pletcher said he must decide by June 6, because that’s the day North American horses are scheduled to ship to England.

“We just got to feel good about the way she’s training, and obviously a race like that is one you’d have to be at your very best,” Pletcher said. “I feel like she’s the kind of filly that could run her very best off a layoff, but we need a couple more solid works to make sure they are there.”