Ben&rsquo;s Cat, who has been strictly a sprinter while reeling off six consecutive victories to begin his career, will attempt to stretch out to 1 1/8 miles for Saturday&rsquo;s $50,000 Find Handicap at Laurel Park.\r\nA 4-year-old gelding trained by King Leatherbury, Ben&rsquo;s Cat&rsquo;s longest race has been seven furlongs. His two starts on turf produced daylight stakes victories in the six-furlong Mister Diz and the 5 1/2-furlong Maryland Million Turf Sprint.\r\nLeatherbury shows a decent 3-for-16 record with turf sprinters stretching out to a route while returning in less than 30 days and a 4-for-15 record with a profitable $3.32 return on investment with all his turf runners going nine furlongs.\r\n&quot;We&rsquo;ve changed the exercise program for his first route assignment,&rdquo; said Leatherbury, who ranks third on the all-time list of trainers with 6,307 career wins. &ldquo;I think the distance will be okay. Sooner or later, we wanted to stretch him out. I didn&rsquo;t want to go from six furlongs to 1 1/8 miles right away, but with the race being for Maryland-breds and turf season winding down, we have to go in this spot. We won&rsquo;t have any excuses.&rdquo; \r\nOf the eight Maryland-bred opponents that Ben&rsquo;s Cat is scheduled to face, Baltimore Bob is the only one who has won going 1 1/8 miles on grass. A 5-year-old who has 4 wins and 2 seconds in 6 starts over Laurel&rsquo;s turf course, Baltimore Bob won the Henry Clark in April while making his first start in 56 days. Now he&rsquo;s being asked to fire fresh after 103 days on the sidelines.\r\nThe best recent turf form going long belongs to Court Band, a winner of 5 of 14 lifetime on grass. He steps up in class following a two-length score over $16,000 starter-allowance foes at Parx Racing on Sept. 21. The last time he faced Maryland-breds, Court Band was a distant seventh, although that was on the dirt.\r\nRegal Solo, winner of the Maryland Million Classic, and In the Juice, cross-entered in the $125,000 Brandywine at Delaware Park, both appear to be entered in the hopes the race gets moved to the main track. They are a combined 0 for 5 on turf.