05/30/2012 4:28PM

Belmont Stakes notes: Guyana Star Dweej aborts workout

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Susie Raisher/NYRA
Guyana Star Dweej was pulled up prior to the completion of his work Wednesday at Belmont Park.

At Belmont Park on Wednesday, Guyana Star Dweej did little to enhance his Belmont Stakes credentials when he was pulled up by jockey Eddie Castro in the final sixteenth of a mile of what was to be a five-furlong workout.

Daily Racing Form clocked Guyana Star Dweej in splits of 12.57 seconds, 24.70, and 37.39 for three furlongs. Inside the sixteenth pole, however, Castro pulled him up, and he jogged across the wire. Belmont Park clockers credited Guyana Star Dweej with a half-mile time of 50.03.

Guyana Star Dweej walked off the track and appeared sound at the barn, according to trainer Doodnauth Shivmangal.

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Shivmangal said Castro told him “he just didn’t want to work.” Shivmangal said Guyana Star Dweej is not typically a good workhorse by himself, and he planned to work him in company next week before making a final decision on whether to run in the Belmont.

Guyana Star Dweej was attempting to work while Triple Crown candidate I’ll Have Another and Blue Grass Stakes winner Dullahan were galloping.

I’ll Have Another did his typical one-mile gallop under exercise rider Jonny Garcia. Trainer Doug O’Neill said I’ll Have Another cooled out at the barn probably better than he has since he arrived in New York.

O’Neill later Wednesday was to attend Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in New Jersey between the Devils and the Los Angeles Kings.

– additional reporting by David Grening

D E More than 1 year ago
Credit again has to go to Jockeys. The ultimate horse (people). My hats off to you guys and gals that put the horse first !! May the most sound horses run.
Felton Suthon More than 1 year ago
Watch the horse pull a Hero of Order and win.
Nicholas Carraway More than 1 year ago
After extensive research, I've discovered that never before in the 4,206-year history of the Belmont Stakes has a horse won by the name of Guyana Star Dweej.
Lonnie Lee More than 1 year ago
I think the horse is trying to tell them something He is probably hurt.
Joe Tartaglia More than 1 year ago
Please just remove this horse from consideration. The horse will NOT finish the race. Another idiot local trainer that wants to have people see him at the track on Stakes day.
Ronald More than 1 year ago
Another idiot local trainer that wants to have people see him at the track on Stakes day. If it's good enough for Lukas everyone should get their shot at it too..I happen to agree with you but it's their horse and their money..