04/21/2010 12:00AM

Wall Street Wonder set for Churchill


Wall Street Wonder continued his preparations for a start in the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Handicap on May 1 by working a strong five furlongs in 59.92 seconds Tuesday morning over Belmont Park's training track. It was his second straight bullet move.

"Looks ready,'' trainer John Terranova said.

Wall Street Wonder has won three consecutive starts since coming to the East Coast and racing on dirt. He won an allowance in December, the Paumonok in January, and the Grade 3 Toboggan in March. He had been pointing to the Grade 1 Carter Handicap on April 3 before his connections decided to skip the race.

"It was the only move to make,'' Terranova said. "He had those three big races, boom, boom, boom.''

Terranova said Wall Street Wonder will breeze on Monday and will van to Churchill later that day.

Migliore to have surgery May 4

Jockey Richard Migliore will have surgery to fuse the vertebrae in his neck on May 4. Migliore, who broke his neck in 1988, re-fractured the vertebrae, most likely in a spill in January, but had ridden the last two months because the injury went undiagnosed.

Migliore, 46, said he would need six or seven months to recover and would not decide whether he will ride again until after he's healthy.

* Jockey Eddie Castro will be riding the early part of the Belmont Park meet when that track opens on April 30. Castro, who spent the winter at Gulfstream, will be at Churchill Downs on Saturday and Calder on Sunday before returning to New York.