06/23/2007 11:00PM

Street Sense has first work in three weeks


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense breezed a half-mile Sunday at Churchill Downs in 49.40 seconds, marking the first workout for the colt in more than three weeks. Regular rider Calvin Borel was aboard for the work, which came over a muddy racetrack.

After Street Sense breezed a half-mile May 30, trainer Carl Nafzger announced the next day that the colt would bypass the June 9 Belmont Stakes in favor of the Jim Dandy Stakes, a July 28 race to be used as a prep for the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes. Both races are at Saratoga.

Nafzger called the Sunday work "perfect. Yeah, he went really good. He was relaxed and everything. Right on schedule."

Meanwhile, a workout at Churchill is expected within the next few days for Curlin, the Steve Asmussen-trained colt who narrowly defeated Street Sense in the May 19 Preakness. It will be the colt's first work since he ran second to Rags to Riches in the Belmont. Curlin goes next in the Aug. 5 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth.