08/11/2011 5:06PM

Boys At Tosconova puts in first work since January

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Boys At Tosconova, the 2010 Hopeful winner and runner-up to Uncle Mo in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, worked three furlongs in 39.36 seconds Thursday morning at Aqueduct. It was his first timed workout since Jan. 13 at Gulfstream Park.

Boys At Tosconova is attempting to return from an ankle injury that has delayed his 3-year-old debut. He has not run since last November’s Breeders’ Cup. He was training at Gulfstream Park before Dutrow sent him to Kentucky to be evaluated in January. The horse returned to trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.’s barn on July 1.

Dutrow said he needed to work Boys At Tosconova on Thursday because the horse was becoming difficult around the barn.

“He’s been beating up people around the barn,” Dutrow said. “Hopefully, this will make him a little kinder.”

Dutrow said it is possible that Boys At Tosconova could be ready to run in “six to eight weeks,” though he has nothing picked out.

“I have nothing on my mind with 'Boys' other than to let him keep getting better and more fit,” Dutrow said. “When he’s ready, we’ll pick out the easiest spot we can and go from there.”