06/04/2011 7:08PM

Belmont Stakes: Prime Cut to run


The connections of Prime Cut debated all this past week whether or not to run in the Belmont Stakes, and on Saturday night, trainer Neil Howard announced that Prime Cut, the third-place finisher in last month's Peter Pan Stakes, would indeed return to New York for the Belmont Stakes on June 11.

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Prime Cut is scheduled to have his final workout for the Belmont on Monday at Churchill Downs, where he is based, then fly to New York on Tuesday.

Edgar Prado has the mount.