05/29/2006 12:00AM

Prado picks up mount on Deputy Glitters


Edgar Prado, who won the Kentucky Derby aboard Barbaro, has picked up the mount on Deputy Glitters for the $1 million on June 10.

Prado, who was aboard Barbaro when that horse suffered three fractures in his right hind ankle in the Preakness, has won the Belmont twice. In 2002, he ended the Triple Crown hopes of War Emblem aboard Sarava. In 2004, he denied the Triple Crown bid of Smarty Jones aboard Birdstone.

Deputy Glitters, who finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby, worked five furlongs in 1:01.84 over Belmont's main track on Monday morning. Exercise rider Simon Harris was aboard for the work.

The Belmont field picked up another runner on Monday as trainer Rick Violette said High Finance would run. High Finance, owned by West Point Thoroughbred, worked one mile in 1:38.49 Sunday at Belmont Park after vanning over from Aqueduct.

Bluegrass Cat worked five furlongs in 1:00.30 Sunday morning at Belmont.

As of Monday, there were 11 confirmed runners for the Belmont: With riders, they are: Bluegrass Cat (John Velazquez), Bob and John (Garrett Gomez), Deputy Glitters (Edgar Prado), Hemingway's Key (Jeremy Rose), High Finance (Eibar Coa), Jazil (Fernando Jara), Oh So Awesome (Mike Smith), Platinum Couple (Jose Espinoza), Sacred Light (Victor Espinoza), Steppenwolfer (Robby Albarado), and Sunriver (Rafael Bejarano).