Three runners campaigned by Seth Klarman's Klaravich Stables—one bound for Kentucky, one for Maryland and a third to stay at home–worked Saturday morning over the Belmont main track.
Crowded Trade (More Than Read) and Risk Taking (Medaglia d'Oro), third and seventh, respectively, when last seen in the GII Wood Memorial S. at Aqueduct Apr. 3, worked a half-mile in :47.55 in company for trainer Chad Brown.
“They both seem to have bounced out of the Wood in fine shape,” said Brown . “We'll monitor them week to week, but they were moving well. I'm leaning towards the [GI] Preakness [S., Pimlico, May 15] for Crowded Trade and with Risk Taking, I'm leaning towards the [May 8 GII] Peter Pan [S].”
Cloud Computing (Maclean's Music) won the 2017 Preakness for the connections. All things equal, Brown and Klaravich will be represented in the GI Kentucky Derby by Highly Motivated (Into Mischief).
Undefeated Search Results (Flatter) will take her spot in the field for the GI Kentucky Oaks Apr. 30 on the heels of a victory in the GIII Gazelle S. Apr. 3. She worked a half-mile in :48.33 Saturday morning at Big Sandy.
“She put in one of the best works I've seen from her, so I think she's come out of her last race in really good shape,” said Brown. “She went in :48 and change and did it really nicely. I thought she galloped out strong.”