Multiple graded-stakes winner Come Dancing continued to impress trainer Carlos Martin in her morning works. She worked six furlongs in 1:10.20 on Saturday over the Belmont training track under Hall of Famer Javier Castellano.
Owned by Marc Holliday's Blue Devil Racing, the 5-year-old Malibu Moon dark bay will make her next start in the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita.
“She was sensational,” Martin said. “You don't go out there with the intent of going three-quarters in 1:10, but she's going in the right direction. She came back great and ate up well. So far, we're in good shape.”
Two starts back, Come Dancing gave Martin his first Grade 1 victory in 28 years when she took the Ballerina at Saratoga.
Martin said the Filly and Mare Sprint will likely be her final start and that she could be bred to multiple champion producing stallion Quality Road for the upcoming breeding season.
“He [Holliday] mentioned that the plan is to breed her. We have a good relationship with Lanes' End,” Martin said.
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