06/18/2012 2:53PM

Belmont Park: Suburban runners get to work

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Tom Keyser
Stay Thirsty will make his next start in the Grade 2 Suburban on July 7 at Belmont Park.

A trio of horses pointing to the Grade 2 Suburban here July 7 put in workouts Monday morning.

Stay Thirsty, last year’s Travers winner, went four furlongs in 47.85 seconds over Belmont’s main track in company with Dominus, who was credited with the same time. Dominus won last year’s Grade 2 Dwyer at Belmont, but has not run since finishing fourth in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga last August. Formerly with Steve Asmussen, Dominus is now with Todd Pletcher, the trainer of Stay Thirsty.

Pletcher said Stay Thirsty “is on schedule” for the Suburban. Pletcher said Dominus would likely be ready at the Saratoga meet.

Earlier in the morning, Hymn Book, runner-up in last year’s Suburban, worked four furlongs in 48.31.

At Aqueduct, Trickmeister, who defeated Stay Thirsty in an overnight stakes at Belmont on May 17, went six furlongs in 1:15.65 for trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.

◗ Awesome Maria, third in the Ogden Phipps, worked four furlongs in 47.21 seconds Monday morning. Pletcher is considering her for the $750,000 Delaware Handicap on July 21, but said a decision would be made based on how he feels about her getting the mile and a quarter and weight assignments. The Molly Pitcher, a 1 1/16-mile dirt race at Monmouth Park on July 29, also is under consideration, Pletcher said.

Honnimae More than 1 year ago
grew up in South Ozone. Went to John Adams Annex You Can See the Track out the Window. Love Aqu.
Honnimae More than 1 year ago
thirsty will Quench the Thirst of the Older Horses . The Comeback race was a Workout. Watch out in the Burb
jttf More than 1 year ago
get the older division triple crown back.........pimlico special, foster (10f) and suburban.....give some purse money to the older horses.
Mike Susan Rullo More than 1 year ago
all the races at belmont and saratoga have been downgraded, all the junk races at keeneland will always be grade I's.
BigAfan More than 1 year ago
Sounds like your jealous that NYRA has the best racing in the country.
Honnimae More than 1 year ago
New Yorker to your Heart
MICHAEL More than 1 year ago
Grade 2 (two) Suburban.....how sad that this once great race is now a grade 2 but that sorry Woodward is a grade 1....lmfao!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah, that sorry Woodward that's been won by the likes of Rachel Alexandra, Curlin, Ghostzapper, Cigar (twice), Easy Goer, Alysheba, Affirmed, Seattle Slew and Forego (four times in a row). You're dismissed, little man.
Perl More than 1 year ago
The Woodward has been weak in recent years. I think that's his point.