06/03/2007 12:00AM

Time Squared to run in Belmont


Time Squared, who was sixth in the Blue Grass Stakes in April before winning an allowance race most recently, will run on Saturday in the 139th Belmont Stakes, trainer Patrick Biancone said Sunday.

Biancone said he believed Time Squared ran well in the Blue Grass, in which he finished just three lengths behind the victorious Dominican. "It was a very good race in a funny race," he said of the Blue Grass, which had a slow pace and a furious finish.

With Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense absent from the Belmont, and a small field expected, Biancone said he theorized, "Why not take a shot?"

Biancone said Time Squared would work at Keeneland on Tuesday and then fly to New York on Friday. Julien Leparoux has the mount.