01/09/2017 12:56PM

Classic Empire moves closer to start in Holy Bull


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A week ago, trainer Mark Casse said everything would have to go perfectly for Classic Empire to make the Grade 2 Holy Bull here on Feb. 4. Classic Empire moved a lot closer to that goal by working four furlongs in 49.78 seconds and galloping out five-eighths in 1:03.40 at the Palm Meadows training center on Sunday, according to Daily Racing Form clocker Mike Vesce.