William H. Lawrence’s Liveyourbeastlife (Ghostzapper), the runner-up in the GII Jim Dandy S. at Saratoga Sept. 5, worked five-eighths in :59.89 (3/9) Thursday over the Belmont Park main track in preparation for the GI Preakness S. Oct. 3.
Trainer Jorge Abreu said that the dark bay would be supplemented to the third and final leg of the Triple Crown.
“He breezed really well today,” Abreu said. “He went in :59 4/5, which is something he’s never done before. We’re going to take a shot.”
Liveyourbeastlife, a $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-year-old graduate, previously captured a Saratoga allowance over older horses going 1 1/8 miles Aug. 12, the same distance as the Jim Dandy.
“He didn’t show much early on, but every jockey that rode him never came back with a negative thing about him, they would say, ‘this horse wants to run long,'” Abreu added.