Belmont Stakes Contenders Workouts
Conquest Curlinate: 5/22 - Trainer Mark Casse's G2 Peter Pan S. runner-up began preparations for the G1 Belmont S. with a 5F breeze in 59.80 (4/20) over a fast surface at Churchill Downs.
Kentuckian: 5/23 - The G3 Lazaro Barrera S. winner smoked the 4F bullet, working handily in 46.00 (1/34) on Santa Anita's fast track.
Madefromlucky: 5/22 - The G2 Peter Pan S. champ had his first workout since that victory, breezing the 5F co-bullet in company with stablemate Carpe Diem over Belmont Park's fast main track in 59.01 (1/20).
Mr. Jordan: 5/18 - Conditioner Eddie Plesa, Jr.'s multiple stakes winner breezed 4F on Monmouth Park's fast course in 48.80 (5/34).
Pain and Misery: 5/18 - The G3 Pat Day Mile S. runner-up worked 4F handily over fast dirt at Albuquerque in 52.00 (20/24).
War Story: 5/19 - The 16 th -place finisher in the G1 Kentucky Derby continued working towards an expected return in the Belmont S. by breezing 4F in 49.80 (18/30) on a fast Churchill Downs oval.
Cinco Charlie: 5/17 - The G3 and multiple stakes winner posted the 5F bullet by breezing in 1:02.11 (1/10) on Belmont Park's fast oval for a likely start in the G2 Woody Stephens S. there on June 6.
Frammento: 5/14 - Nick Zito's trainee, 11 th last out in the G1 Kentucky Derby, breezed 3F over a fast Saratoga dirt training track in 36.80 (1/5) in advance of an expected return in the G1 Belmont S.
Frosted: 5/15 - The Kentucky Derby fourth-place finisher fired the 4F bullet with a 47.64 (1/31) breeze on a fast Belmont Park course to begin preparations for the Belmont S.
Island Town: 5/12 - The Triple Crown nominee, who won an allowance optional claiming contest at Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Derby undercard, breezed 4F over that fast track in 52.40 (31/31) for a probable start in the G3 Matt Winn S. there on June 13.
Keen Ice: 5/15 - Donegal Racing's Kentucky Derby seventh-place finisher breezed 5F in 1:01.80 (12/20) on a fast Churchill Downs surface to prepare for the Belmont S.
Materiality: 5/16 - The Kentucky Derby sixth-place finisher, who skipped the G1 Preakness to await the Belmont S., breezed 4F over a fast Belmont Park main track in 49.03 (5/24).
Blofeld: 5/8 - The two-time G2 states victor fired the 5F bullet with a 1:00.50 (1/14) breeze on Belmont Park's fast training track in advance of an expected return in the G2 Woody Stephens S. on June 6.
Divining Rod: 5/9 - The G3 Lexington S. winner breezed 4F over fast dirt at Fair Hill in 51.60 (31/32) to prepare for a planned return in the G1 Preakness S. on May 16.
Grand Bili: 5/10 - The Gulfstream Park maiden winner, who has been reported as a possible Preakness entrant despite not being a Triple Crown nominee, breezed 5F on a fast main track at Gulfstream Park West in 1:02.40 (1/5).
Mubtaahij: 5/10 - The G2 UAE Derby hero, who finished eighth in the G1 Kentucky Derby, breezed 4F over a fast surface at Churchill Downs in 49.40 (11/39) to begin preparations for the June 6 G1 Belmont S.
Souper Colossal: 5/5 - The multiple stakes champ returned to the work tab with a 3F breeze in 36.60 (10/25) on Monmouth Park's fast oval.
Tale of Verve: 5/10 - Charles Fipke's homebred Keeneland maiden winner, who was excluded from the Kentucky Derby as an also-eligible, breezed 5F in 1:00.40 (5/25) on a fast Churchill Downs course and was confirmed for the Preakness afterwards.
Graded Stakes Races
Churchill Downs: Commonwealth Turf ,$300,000 ,3yo ,8.5f Turf
Del Mar: Native Diver Stakes ,$150,000 ,3&up ,9f Dirt
Japan Racing Association: Japan Cup ,$8,229,000 ,3&up ,12f Turf
Japan Racing Association: Keihan Hai ,$838,000 ,3&up ,6f Turf
Aqueduct: Cigar Mile Handicap ,$750,000 ,3&up ,8f Dirt
Aqueduct: Demoiselle Stakes ,$250,000 ,2yo f ,9f Dirt
Aqueduct: Go for Wand Handicap ,$200,000 ,3&up f/m ,8f Dirt
Aqueduct: Remsen Stakes ,$250,000 ,2yo ,9f Dirt
Del Mar: Hollywood Derby ,$400,000 ,3yo ,9f Turf
Del Mar: Jimmy Durante Stakes ,$100,000 ,2yo f ,8f Turf
Japan Racing Association: Challenge Cup ,$886,000 ,3&up ,10f Turf
Japan Racing Association: Stayers Stakes ,$1,283,000 ,3&up ,18f Turf
Del Mar: Cecil B. DeMille Stakes ,$100,000 ,2yo ,8f Turf
Del Mar: Matriarch Stakes ,$400,000 ,3&up f/m ,8f Turf
Japan Racing Association: Champions Cup ,$2,469,000 ,3&up ,9f Dirt
Woodbine: Valedictory Stakes ,$150,000 ,3&up ,12f AW
Japan Racing Association: Chunichi Shimbun Hai ,$886,000 ,3&up ,10f Turf