06/12/2011 8:46AM

Belmont Stakes: Breen unsure what's next for Ruler On Ice

Barbara D. Livingston
Trainer Kelly Breen, posing with the Belmont Stakes trophy, says he wants to confer with George and Lori Hall before deciding when and where Ruler On Ice will run next.

ELMONT, N.Y. -- Ruler On Ice, the upset winner of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, came out of the race in terrific shape, trainer Kelly Breen said Sunday morning.

“Looks great, as if he didn’t even run,” Breen said Sunday morning.

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Breen said no concrete plans have been made for Ruler On Ice. An objective could be the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 31 at Monmouth Park, where Breen is based in the summer, but Breen also has another potential Haskell starter in Louisiana Derby winner Pants On Fire, who most recently finished ninth in the Kentucky Derby.

Breen trains privately for George and Lori Hall, and said he would meet with the Halls before coming up with a definitive plan.

One horse already eyeing the Haskell is Shackleford, the Preakness Stakes winner. He finished fifth in the Belmont on Saturday after setting the early pace.

“He looks fine,” his trainer, Dale Romans, said Sunday morning. “We’re going to point to the Haskell.”