09/19/2014 2:22PM

Rachel Alexandra's son Jess's Dream has first Belmont work

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Barbara D. Livingston
Jess's Dream, here training at Saratoga, worked three furlongs at Belmont on Friday.

ELMONT, N.Y. – Jess’s Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and by 2007-08 Horse of the Year Curlin, worked three furlongs in 36.84 seconds Friday morning over Belmont’s main track. It was the juvenile colt’s first work since he arrived in trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s barn.

Jess’s Dream, owned by Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stable, worked outside of stablemate Good Pick Nick, finishing slightly ahead of him at the wire.

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Jess’s Dream had worked six times at Stonestreet Farm before joining McLaughlin’s stable in early August at Saratoga. McLaughlin said Jess’s Dream sustained a minor injury to his left front foot. McLaughlin said Jess’s Dream was equipped with an aluminum pad and was able to remain in training but just didn’t have a workout.

“It was sore, we put an aluminum pad over it, and we never missed a day after that, and we just kept on going,” McLaughlin said. “I really didn’t want to work with an aluminum pad on, so it’s off. We’ll carry on now.”

McLaughlin didn’t rule out Jess’s Dream making his debut at Aqueduct.

Jess’s Dream’s first local work came exactly one week after Cozmic One, the first foal out of the champion Zenyatta, had his first local breeze.