06/22/2007 11:00PM

Invasor turns in quick Suburban work


ELMONT, N.Y. - Invasor turned in a sharp workout Saturday morning in his final drill before the Grade 1, $400,000 Suburban Handicap on June 30 at Belmont Park.

The 2006 Horse of the Year worked in tandem with stablemate Like Now, winner of the 2006 Gotham Stakes, over Belmont's main track. They hit the wire together in 59.47 seconds for five furlongs, the fastest of 29 clockings at the distance.

"He worked with another nice horse and they both went well," trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. "They started even and Invasor galloped out about a half-length in front of him.

"He did need to get something out of this because he has not run in a while."

Invasor, winner of the Suburban last year, has not run since capturing the $6 million Dubai World Cup on March 31 for his sixth straight victory.

The main competition in the Suburban figures to be Corinthian, the game winner of the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap here on Memorial Day.