SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Sovereign Default, who was scratched out of the Grade 2 Saratoga Special, blew out three furlongs in 36.55 seconds Tuesday morning over the main track in preparation for a start in the Grade 1 Hopeful on Monday. He galloped out a half-mile in 48.80 seconds.\r\nSovereign Default was a first-out winner at Belmont in July, winning a 5 1/2-furlong race in 1:03.79 and earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 94. Trainer Rick Violette said Sovereign Default was going through a growth spurt around the time of the Special and he wanted to give him more time.\r\n&ldquo;I like what I&rsquo;ve seen,&rdquo; Violette said. &ldquo;Right now we&rsquo;re pointing for the Hopeful. The competition is significant.&rdquo;\r\nAmong those expected for the Hopeful are Boys at Tosconova, Settle for Medal, Stay Thirsty, and Wine Police.\r\nOn Tuesday, Stay Thirsty worked five furlongs in 1:00.87 over the main track in company the 2-year-old maiden Maple Forest, while Settle for Medal went four furlongs in 48.23 seconds by himself.