10/20/2007 11:00PM

Busy morning for BC workouts at Belmont

EmailELMONT, N.Y. - Led by a dozen Todd Pletcher trainees - including Classic runners Any Given Saturday and Lawyer Ron - and the mercurial Discreet Cat, a number of horses preparing for the Breeders' Cup turned in their final workouts on Sunday morning at Belmont Park.

The Breeders' Cup will be held this Friday and Saturday at Monmouth Park.

Any Given Saturday and Lawyer Ron both worked five furlongs on the training track after the break. Any Given Saturday was timed by Daily Racing Form in 1:02.09, while Lawyer Ron was clocked in 1:01.

Also working on the training track after the break were three Pletcher horses preparing for the Distaff. Panty Raid - also pre-entered in the Filly and Mare Turf - went a half-mile in 49.11 seconds, while Indian Vale (1:01.54) and Octave (1:00.73) worked five furlongs.

Before the break, Pletcher’s other Distaff prospect, Unbridled Belle, looked particularly sharp going five furlongs in 1:01.28, followed by a strong gallop out.

Action then moved to the main track, where the featured attraction was Discreet Cat, who blazed five furlongs in 57.56 seconds with jockey Garrett Gomez in preparation for the inaugural Dirt Mile on Friday. He is trained by Rick Mettee.

Others who worked on the main track included Ginger Punch, who went a half-mile in 48.06 seconds for trainer Bobby Frankel in preparation for the Distaff; Indian Blessing, who finished powerfully for a five-furlong work in 58.26 seconds in her tune-up for the Juvenile Fillies for trainer Bob Baffert; and In Summation, who breezed easily for the Sprint for trainer Christophe Clement. In Summation worked on the main track with track clockers getting him in 1:00 for five furlongs.

Turf works were conducted over a course that had plenty of give in it. Orange cones, known as dogs, were placed near the middle of the course.

Pletcher worked a number of horses. Wait a While, who has a history of not liking soft courses, appeared uncomfortable going five furlongs in 1:04.32. She runs in the Filly and Mare Turf. Honey Ryder (Filly and Mare Turf) and Host (Mile) covered the last half-mile of their work in 50.66 seconds while in company, with Host appearing slightly best.

Icy Atlantic, who might run in the Mile or Turf, worked a half-mile in 51.51 seconds and bobbled a couple of times in the stretch.

English Channel looked very sharp tuning up for the Turf. He went five furlongs in 1:03.83 without being asked.

The Leopard (Juvenile Turf) worked in company with The Green Money and covered his final three furlongs in 36.56 seconds.

Frankel worked Argentina (Filly and Mare Turf), who covered the final half-mile in 51.82 seconds while well off the rail. She went extremely well under jockey Kent Desormeaux.

Angel Penna Jr. had five-furlong works from Remarkable News (Mile), who was timed in 1:03.12, and Shamdinan (Turf), who was clocked in 1:03.97.

- additional reporting by David Grening and Mike Welsch