Updated on 09/17/2011 11:36AM

Ten Most Wanted flourishes

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Ten Most Wanted completed a seven-furlong workout in 1:25 on a fast track at Hollywood Park on Tuesday.

Weather has wreaked havoc on the training schedules of many of the East Coast-based horses pointing for the June 7 Belmont Stakes, but out in California, it has been a smooth ride for Ten Most Wanted, far smoother than the trip he had in the Kentucky Derby.

After getting slammed like a bumper car at Churchill Downs, finishing ninth, and winding up with a back that needed work from a chiropractor, Ten Most Wanted returned to Hollywood Park, where trainer Wally Dollase could take five weeks to prepare Ten Most Wanted for the 135th Belmont Stakes.

The schedule has been beneficial to the Illinois Derby winner, who was the third choice in the Kentucky Derby. While Funny Cide and Empire Maker have had to adjust their training schedule around the wet weather at Belmont Park, Ten Most Wanted has been able to train to Dollase's desire. On Tuesday, Ten Most Wanted had his penultimate work for the Belmont, a seven-furlong drill at Hollywood Park that he completed in 1:25 on a fast track.

"He went real nice, as planned," Dollase said. "He's doing good. Thank goodness we're out here training. He couldn't be doing any better."

Dollase said Ten Most Wanted would work again on Monday, then fly to New York on Tuesday on a flight that will make a stop in Kentucky to pick up horses such as Scrimshaw.

Ten Most Wanted - like Atswhatimtalknbout, Dynever, and Empire Maker - bypassed the May 17 Preakness Stakes in order to take his best shot in the Belmont. Those four colts are considered the main rivals to Funny Cide, who won the Derby and Preakness and will seek to become the 12th Triple Crown winner, and first since Affirmed in 1978.

A dozen horses are being considered for the Belmont. Considered definite are Atswhatimtalknbout (David Flores the rider), Best Minister (Shane Sellers), Colita (Ramon Dominguez), Dynever (Edgar Prado), Empire Maker (Jerry Bailey), Funny Cide (Jose Santos), Scrimshaw (Gary Stevens), Supervisor (undecided), and Ten Most Wanted (Pat Day). Possible are Midway Road (Robby Albarado), Outta Here (Kent Desormeaux), and Wild and Wicked (Sellers).

Scott Schwartz, the trainer of Peter Pan winner Go Rockin' Robin, said it is unlikely that his father, Herbert, the owner of Go Rockin' Robin, would put up the $100,000 supplemental fee to run in the Belmont.

"Chances are we'll probably pass on it," said Schwartz, who mentioned the $250,000 Leonard Richards Stakes at Delaware Park on June 14, the $300,000 Ohio Derby at Thistledown on June 21, or the $150,000 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont on July 6 as possible next starts for Go Rockin' Robin.

Both Scrimshaw and Midway Road worked Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.

Scrimshaw, third in the Preakness and 11th in the Derby, was the first horse on the track. He breezed five furlongs in 1:01.20 on a fast track. "I think I've got him now where I wish I had him Derby week," trainer D. Wayne Lukas said. "He's getting fit, his energy is much better, and he has actually come out of the Preakness better than he came out of the Derby. We still have to go forward with him."

Midway Road, second in the Preakness, worked a half-mile in 48.60 seconds. Neil Howard, who trains Midway Road, said owner Will Farish will wait until after Midway Road works again Monday to decide whether to run. "We just want to be careful with him," Howard said.

Atswhatimtalknbout, who also has been training at Churchill Downs since finishing fourth in the Derby, was scheduled to work one mile on Wednesday. It was to be his first drill since having a fiberglass patch affixed over a quarter crack on his right front hoof by farrier Mark Dewey. "He galloped two miles today and went 100 percent," Ron Ellis, the trainer of Atswhatimtalknbout, said Tuesday from Churchill Downs.

At Belmont Park Tuesday, the sun shined for the first time in nearly a week, but the main track remained a sloppy mess.

Funny Cide did his usual three-mile jog the wrong way under exercise rider Robin Smullen. Trainer Barclay Tagg was hopeful of being able to breeze Funny Cide on Wednesday morning.

Dynever, the Lone Star Derby winner who breezed on Belmont's turf course Sunday, galloped over the sloppy main track Tuesday.

Trainer Bobby Frankel sent Empire Maker to the training track for a 1 1/2-mile gallop. There was no standing water on the training track, which was labeled good for morning workouts. Frankel said he was happy he did not have to ship to Monmouth Park on Monday for the Jersey Derby. Empire Maker had worked five furlongs on turf on Sunday.

"Maybe it's a good sign," Frankel said. "I don't think I would have shipped him in that weather anyway. I'm glad I did what I did."

Both Dynever and Empire Maker are scheduled to have their final Belmont works on Sunday.

In other Belmont developments:

* Trainer Ken McPeek shipped Best Minister to Belmont on Tuesday. Best Minister is trying to follow in the footsteps of Sarava, who last year parlayed a victory in the Sir Barton Stakes into a 70-1 upset in the Belmont for McPeek. Best Minister is scheduled to work Sunday at Belmont Park, McPeek said.

* McPeek said he and owner David Randal are "50-50" whether to run the speedy Wild and Wicked in the Belmont. McPeek said if Wild and Wicked runs, he will travel to New York on Tuesday, and work at Belmont on Thursday, two days before the race. "Both are doing very, very well," McPeek said. "If I run both, Sellers will ride Wild and Wicked. It's a matter of deciding if we want to be aggressive. This winter, Wild and Wicked was outworking Five Cents a Shine. Oh, what did I say?" McPeek said, laughing. He used to train Ten Cents a Shine.

- additional reporting by David Grening and Marty McGee