- This bloodhorse.com article has Bellamy Road’s work as :59.3, and Mike Welsch of the Form caught him in 1:00.42; with a final quarter less than 24 seconds and a 7f gallop out in 1:27.86. No matter what the time was, he did it with absolute ease with his exercise rider merely going along for the ride. Trainer Tom Amoss on TVG noted that he was well off the rail, and said that the further you get a horse off the rail, the more he will relax. Zito commented:
"There's been so much talk about he (Bellamy Road) won't rate or this or that, so at least this last work, and the work before, at least shows us some indication that maybe he will. I think he will. If you watched the work, he sure looks like it. But you never know when the gates open up. Racing is different." [Daily Racing Form]He may have to rate now that Patrick Biancone has announced that Spanish Chestnut will indeed run, and be ridden by Joe Bravo.
Bandini’s work was impressive too, working with Lion Tamer. He breezed by him with little apparent effort on behalf of his rider, though Jay Privman notes that ‘He did not gallop out as strongly as some of the others who worked Sunday; his six-furlong time was 1:15.92.’ [DRF]