06/19/2013 6:00PM

Belmont Park notes: Albertrani may try repeat of Jaipur scenario

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Barbara D. Livingston
Souper Speedy (left) may be a main-track-only entrant in the Grade 3, $150,000 Poker on July 4 in the hope of rain.

ELMONT, N.Y. - Souper Speedy, who was put up to first in the Jaipur Stakes when stablemate Big Screen inhibited him during the stretch run, worked four furlongs in 50.03 seconds Wednesday morning over the Belmont main track.

The Jaipur, a race scheduled for the turf, was rained off to the main track and Souper Speedy won as a main-track only entrant.

Trainer Tom Albertrani said he may enter Souper Speedy as a main-track only entrant in the Grade 3, $150,000 Poker on July 4 and hope for more rain.

Albertrani said he would also likely enter Big Screen in the Poker to run on either the turf or dirt.
“He always worked good on the grass, and if it comes off even better,” Albertrani said.

If the Poker is run on the turf, Albertrani said Souper Speedy could be pointed to the Grade 3, $150,000 James Marvin Stakes, the co-feature on the opening-day card at Saratoga.

Freedom Child possible for Dwyer

Freedom Child, the Peter Pan winner who finished 13th in the Belmont Stakes, could return in the Grade 2, $200,000 Dwyer Stakes, Albertrani said.

Freedom Child was used up in a speed duel in the Belmont.

“Not sure where we’re going to go, but we’re going to keep an eye on the Dwyer,” Albertrani said. “We didn’t decide yet. He came out of the race good. We’ll breeze him back probably in a few days.”