Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches missed
another scheduled workout Sunday, this time because the filly's
exercise rider said she didn't "feel quite right" on the track.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said his star 3-year-old filly was
examined but "she was fine."
The scheduled five-furlong breeze at Belmont Park was cut short
by Lauren Robson, Rags to Riches' regular exercise rider.
"Lauren was on her and said she didn't feel quite right,"
Pletcher said. "But she was fine when she got back to the barn. We
will have the veterinarian check her over tomorrow and make a
decision" on her next workout.
Rags to Riches missed a workout last week with an elevated
temperature, and was pulled out of consideration for Saturday's
$300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks, which was won by stablemate
The daughter of A.P. Indy became the third filly - and first in
102 years - to capture the Belmont, beating Preakness winner Curlin
by a head on June 9 in her last start.
Rags to Riches is 5-for-5 his year, with her next start set for
the $600,000 Alabama Stakes for fillies at Saratoga on Aug. 18. Her
last workout was July 8, when she breezed five furlongs in 1:04.01.