02/25/2011 3:21PM

Dialed In has strong work for Zito

Bob Coglianese
Dialed In, Julien Leparoux up, wins the Holy Bull.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Dialed In, sensational winner of the Grade 3 Holy Bull in just his second career start, worked five furlongs in 59.75 seconds at Palm Meadows on Friday under exercise rider Maxine Correa. The drill was the first for Dialed In since Feb. 11.

“He worked great and looked really good doing it,” said trainer Nick Zito. Correa, the trainer said, “had plenty of horse.”

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Zito said he remains undecided as to when Dialed In might make his next start.

“Every track in America has been calling me trying to get us to come, which is certainly very flattering to all the connections of this horse,” said Zito. “Right now I’m caught between a rock and a hard place, because I really don’t want to ship the horse, but I’d like to get a race for him before the Florida Derby.”

One possibility could be the $100,000 Timely Writer on March 12. The one-mile Timely Writere is the spot the connections of Eclipse Award winner Uncle Mo have chosen for his much-anticipated 3-year-old debut.

“I’m not happy with the distance of the race since they changed it to a mile from a mile and one eighth,” said Zito. “But at the moment we don’t have that many options, which means the Timely Writer could still be a possibility.”

Zito also sent out Fly Down to work for the first time on the turf Friday at Palm Meadows, the Breeders’ Cup Classic third place finisher going an easy five furlongs in 1:04.80 with jockey Julien Leparoux aboard.

“I just wanted to give him a little change of scenery and try something that might be a little closer to the type of surface he’ll run on when going to Dubai next month,” Zito explained.

Fly Down is scheduled to make his next start in the World Cup on March 26.