10/21/2016 12:18PM

Three Rules has easy work for Breeders' Cup Juvenile

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Three Rules gallops to victory in the In Reality Stakes to complete a sweep of the Florida Sire Stakes series.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Three Rules, working for the first time since completing a one-sided sweep of the Florida Sire Stakes, breezed an effortless five furlongs in 1:00.08 shortly after the renovation break Friday morning at Gulfstream Park.

Three Rules is scheduled to run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita

With regular exercise rider Patrick Harris aboard, Three Rules posted splits of 24.27 and 35.86 for his opening quarter and three-eighths before galloping out six furlongs in 1:14.02. He pulled up seven-eighths in 1:27.06 and a mile in 1;40.66 over a racetrack still a bit on the dull side after being soaked by rain the previous afternoon.

"That was perfect," said trainer Jose Pinchin "He couldn't have done it any easier. It looked like he was just galloping. He came out of his last start great. He couldn't be doing any better."

Pinchin said Harris has been the only rider to work Three Rules aside from jockey Edgard Zayas, who had breezed him several times prior to his debut only to be unavailable to ride when he was injured shortly before the race. Cornelio Velasquez picked up the mount and has been aboard for all five of his starts, each resulting in an easy victory, including in the 1 1/16-mile In Reality here earlier this month. Velasquez is currently riding in Saudi Arabia, but will return to keep his regular seat aboard Three Rules in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

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Pinchin said Three Rules would have one more work, at Gulfstream next Friday, before shipping to Santa Anita.

"I'll have him do a little more next week," said Pinchin.