06/01/2011 10:38AM

Belmont Stakes: Shackleford to have key work Saturday

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Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Shackleford's workout Saturday will determine his status for the June 11 Belmont Stakes.

Shackleford, the Preakness Stakes winner, will work on Saturday at Belmont Park for the June 11 Belmont Stakes, and “if he works good, he’ll be there for sure,” trainer Dale Romans said Wedneseday morning.

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Shackleford galloped 1 1/2 miles at Belmont Park on Wednesday morning. It was his second day on the track there since arriving from Churchill Downs, where Shackleford returned following the May 21 Preakness.

“He’s acting good,” Romans said by telephone. “He jogged one day, and galloped one day, but so far, so good.”

Shackleford finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby prior to his victory in the Preakness. He, Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and Mucho Macho Man are all attempting to compete in all three legs of the Triple Crown.