Multiple graded stakes winner and New York-bred Horse of the Year Diversify visited the training track this morning posting his third workout at Belmont this year, breezing four furlongs in 50.89 seconds
Owned by Ralph and Lauren Evans, trainer Jonathan Thomas said Saturday's breeze was a maintenance work with no set plans yet on where the 6-year-old son of Bellamy Road might begin his 2019 campaign.
“He looked like he had a lot of energy this morning,” said Thomas. “He went 50 and four [fifths] going to the wire and galloped out well. We're still in the shallow end of the pool right now, but he's certainly coming along and we'll map out a plan for him in the next few weeks.”
Multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy, for owners Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farms, and Twin Creeks Racing, also appeared on the worktab Saturday morning breezing four furlongs in 49.93 seconds on the Belmont training track.
A 4-year-old son of More Than Ready, it was Catholic Boy's first breeze since winning his first start of the year on the turf in the Grade 2 Dixie on May 18 at Pimlico Race Coruse. With multiple graded stakes wins on both the turf and dirt last year, including a score in the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course, Catholic Boy is under consideration to return to the dirt for a potential start in the Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban as part of the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival on Saturday, July 6.
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