National Treasure Jogs At Belmont; Taiba To Met Mile

Taiba | Sarah Andrew

National Treasure (Quality Road), winner of last Saturday's GI Preakness S., has made his way to Belmont Park for a potential start in the GI Belmont Stakes June 10. Bob Baffert said National Treasure got a feel for the Belmont Park main track Thursday with a light jog.

“He's going well. We're going to get him up there, train him and see how he's doing,” Baffert said.

He added National Treasure will have one work at Belmont before a decision is made whether to test the 1 1/2-mile race.

“When he breezes, he's going to have to show me he's up for it,” Baffert said.

Other potential Belmont Stakes starters for Baffert are Arabian Lion (Justify), winner of the Sir Barton S., and Reincarnate (Good Magic), who most recently was 13th in the Kentucky Derby.

Baffert also reported that Taiba (Gun Runner) remains on track to run in the GI Metropolitan H. on the Belmont Stakes undercard. He most recently was eighth in the GI Saudi Cup in Riyadh Feb. 25.

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