East Coast Brown Runners Top Saturday Work Tab

Zandon | Sarah Andrew

Trainer Chad Brown breezed several Breeders' Cup prospects Saturday at Belmont Park, including Jeff Drown's Zandon (Upstart), who registered his first move since capturing the GII Woodward S. October 1 at Belmont at the Big A.

Under overcast skies and temperatures in the 50s, Zandon, who is targeting the GI Breeders' Cup Classic, went a half-mile in 48.87 seconds over the Belmont main track.

“He went great, he worked super,” Brown said. “His energy level is good coming out of the Woodward. He's doing well and it was just what we wanted to see.”

Other Breeders' Cup aspirants on the work tab for Brown include Klaravich Stables' Search Results (Flatter), who covered a half-mile in 49.66 seconds and is pointing towards the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff.

First Row Partners and Team Hanley's reigning GI Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Goodnight Olive (Ghostzapper) breezed a solo half-mile in 49.44 seconds.

“They both went well – a solo work to stretch their legs a little bit,” Brown said of Search Results and Goodnight Olive. “We got all of our works in ahead of the rain which was good.”

In Kentucky, Lael Stables' undefeated She Feels Pretty (Karakontie {Jpn}) worked a half-mile over the fast main track in :48.40 as she continued her preparations for a possible run in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Among the Breeders' Cup workers at Santa Anita was a trio of horses pointed to the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint. The Chosen Vron (Vronsky), winner of the GI Bing Crosby last out July 29, drilled five furlongs on the training track in 1:00.20 for trainer Eric Kruljac. Dr. Schivel (Violence), winner of the GII Santa Anita Sprint Sept. 30, and GII Pat O'Brien winner Anarchist (Distorted Humor) both worked on the main track.

Dr. Schivel went three furlongs in 36.60 seconds while Anarchist went five furlongs in 1:01.80 for trainer Doug O'Neill.

Working towards the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff was Clairiere (Curlin), who went five furlongs in 1:00.40. Also drilling four furlongs in 48.0 second was Desert Dawn (Cupid), who trainer Phil D'Amato after the work said is possible for the Distaff.

Firing a bullet towards the GI Breeders' Cup Mile was Exaulted (Twirling Candy) for trainer Peter Eurton. Winner of the GI Shoemaker Mile and most recently second in the GII Del Mar Mile Sept. 2, Exaulted went four furlongs on the main track in 47.20 seconds. Also working towards a possible start in the Breeders' Cup Mile was Astronomer (Air Force Blue) for trainer Simon Callaghan who worked four furlongs in 48.60 seconds.

Two horses pointed to the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint Nov. 4, Motorious (Muhaarar {GB}) and Private Creed (Jimmy Creed), also worked. Motorious drilled four furlongs on the training track in 48.60 seconds while Private Creed worked four furlongs in 50.40 seconds for Asmussen.

A potential starter for the GI Breeders' Cup Fill & Mare Sprint, Clearly Unhinged (Into Mischief), worked a half mile in 47.80 seconds for trainer Michael McCarthy

On Sunday, leading Breeders' Cup Classic contender Arcangelo (Arrogate) is scheduled to work for trainer Jena Antonucci at about 9 a.m. Pacific. Antonucci is in town from New York to observe the drill.

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