06/15/2012 4:01PM

Belmont Park notes: Redeemed targeting Greenwood Cup

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Tom Keyser
Redeemed is being pointed to the Grade 3, $200,000 Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing on July 14.

Redeemed, the 10-length winner of the Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap here June 8, will keep racing at the 1 1/2-mile distance and make his next start in the Grade 3, $200,000 Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing on July 14.

The Greenwood Cup is a Win and You’re In race for the Breeders’ Cup Marathon to be held in November at Santa Anita. The winner of the Greenwood Cup gets their entry fees paid to the Marathon plus a $10,000 travel stipend.

Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. said Redeemed would likely run in the Greenwood Cup and have one more start before the Breeders’ Cup.

“We’ll just keep following that lead as long as there are long races to run him in,” Dutrow said. “I know we want to do the Philadelphia race next time . . . it’s good timing.”

Dutrow also has picked out stakes spots for some of his other horses.

C.C.’s Pal, a neck winner over Nicole H in the Vagrancy at Belmont on June 2, will run next in either the Grade 3, $150,000 Bed o’ Roses Handicap here July 1 or the Grade 1, $300,000 Princess Rooney at Calder on July 7.

“A lot has to do with the weather and competition and who’s going to show up at Calder,” Dutrow said. “If it’s too hot, I can’t go, and if the race is too tough, I don’t want to go. She’s 2 for 2 at Belmont, but the race is worth a lot more at Calder. Hopefully, we’ll make the right decision.”

Zetterholm, fourth in the Preakness, will likely make his next start in the Grade 2, $200,000 Dwyer on June 30.

Dutrow wasn’t overly excited with Zetterholm’s performance in the Preakness.

“To me, it looked like he beat the ones that didn’t run big and the ones that run big beat him,” Dutrow said. “Not at any point in the race was I excited about watching him run a huge race. It looked like he just ran around the track to me.”

On Friday, Zetterholm worked six furlongs in 1:13.11 at Aqueduct.

Sacred Success, a 6 1/2-length allowance winner May 10, worked six furlongs in 1:12.58 on Friday in preparation for the $125,000 Bouwerie Stakes for New York-bred fillies on June 24.

Agave Kiss points to Victory Ride

Trainer Rudy Rodriguez has sketched out the remaining 2012 schedule for Agave Kiss, his undefeated New York-bred 3-year-old filly.

In a perfect world – and the filly is a perfect 6 for 6 so far – Agave Kiss would run in the Victory Ride here July 7, the Prioress on Aug. 4, and the Test on Aug. 25 – both at Saratoga – and the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.

Agave Kiss has won all four of her starts this year. including a 5 1/2-length score in the Miss Preakness at Pimlico on May 18. She earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 106 for that performance.

On Friday, Agave Kiss worked five furlongs in 1:01.22 at Aqueduct, the fastest of 13 moves at the distance.

“She’s doing very, very good.” said Rodriguez, who was aboard for Friday’s work. “She’s very, very happy.”

Cash for Clunkers eyes DelCap

Cash for Clunkers, who finished a solid second behind It’s Tricky in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap here May 28, will eye a rematch with that filly in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap on July 21, trainer Rick Violette said.

Violette said the fact Cash is for Clunkers is a daughter of two-time Breeders’ Cup winner Tiznow should help her get the 1 1/4 miles of the Delaware Handicap.

Violette also anticipates his filly getting similar to the eight pounds she received from It’s Tricky in the Phipps.

“They’d be hard-pressed to mess with that,” Violette said. “Eight pounds going a mile and a quarter, I’ll take that.”