LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense put
together a solid work on Wednesday at Churchill Downs according to
trainer Carl Nafzger, and a decision on whether the colt will head
to the Belmont is expected on Thursday.
The four-furlong breeze was the first for Street Sense since he
was nipped at the line by Curlin during the Preakness on May 19.
Street Sense worked the distance in 49 seconds, ranking 19th
fastest among the 39 horses who worked out during the session.
"There's something about this horse, he's a fast horse,"
Nafzger said. "I don't necessarily say that's an asset or not, but
he worked 49 seconds this morning and never did drop his head."
Nafzger and owner James Tafel have been waiting to gauge Street
Sense's health before deciding whether to run him in the Belmont.
Tafel has said the horse may not run in the Belmont if it conflicts
with his summer racing schedule.
"We've got plenty of time to go anywhere we want," Nafzger
said. "He's been amazing."
Jockey Calvin Borel said he'd love to get another shot at
Curlin, who has already committed to the Belmont.
"Curlin beat him last time, but I don't think he'll ever do it
again," Borel said. "I just think the horse is improving and he's
just getting better every race. We learned a little bit more about
him and I don't think he can beat him."
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