02/11/2013 4:17PM

Gulfstream Park notes: Mucho Macho Man breezes

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Barbara D. Livingston
Mucho Macho Man's workout on Monday was his first since he was eased to the finish line as the heavy favorite in the Sunshine Millions Classic on Jan. 19.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Mucho Macho Man breezed an easy three furlongs in 37.60 seconds with jockey Edgar Prado aboard after the renovation break at Gulfstream Park on Monday morning. The work was the first for Mucho Macho Man, runner-up in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic, since he was eased to the finish line as the heavy favorite in the Sunshine Millions Classic on Jan. 19.

"He was ready to work. He went well, and hopefully we'll be able to get him back on a regular work schedule," trainer Kathy Ritvo said. "He came out of his last race fine, we are just attributing his performance to not handling the wet racetrack."

Ritvo said she has nothing picked out for Mucho Macho Man's next start, although she did not totally rule out the Gulfstream Park Handicap, a race he won last year, as an option.

"We need to put together a couple of works and then we'll see," Ritvo said.

** The Rainbow 6 carryover will stand at nearly $2.2 million when racing resumes Wednesday. Four horses were alive for a jackpot of nearly $2.4 million in Sunday's finale, but there were multiple tickets on the winning combination after Missy Miner captured the nightcap, each worth $18,246.