03/16/2011 5:24PM

Florida Derby: Dialed In scheduled for five-furlong workout

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Dialed In will have a serious five-furlong workout next week as a tune-up for the Florida Derby.

Trainer Nick Zito said his top Kentucky Derby prospect Dialed In will have his final major work for the Grade 1 Florida Derby sometime next week. Dialed In won the Grade  3 Holy Bull in his 3-year-old debut before finishing second behind his older stablemate Equestrio when sent nine furlongs for the first time earlier this month.

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“Everything is good right now,” Zito said Wednesday. “I let him stretch his legs yesterday with a little two-minute lick and I’ll bring him back for a good work next week. He’ll go five furlongs in about 59 and change. That’s all he needs to get ready for the next one.”

Zito also reported that Morning Line, who finished a game second behind Giant Oak after setting a contested pace in the Grade 1 Donn Handicap on Feb. 5, would likely make his next start in the seven-furlong, Grade 1 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct on April 9.