The Belmont Stakes (G1) that will be on June 10 at 2,400 meters in Belmont Park, It is the event that will end the Triple Crown of Equestrian in the United States. One of the possible candidates that will be entered is the two-year-old champion Forte.
The selective winner and former top favorite of the Kentucky Derby before being retired, he is trained by Todd Pletcher. This Saturday he breezed on the Belmont Park track for a distance of 1,000 meters.
Reigning Champion 2-Year-Old FORTE (outside) working five eighths in 1:00 2/5 before galloping out six furlongs in 1:13 flat in preparation for the G1 Belmont Stakes presented by @NYRABets pic.twitter.com/Hkk9WVo1dd
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Forte, son of Violence and owned by Mike Repole, passed 600 in 35 to finish the kilometer in 60.2 and follow the 1,200 meters in 73. It was the fourth job of the nine that were done in that distance and it was exercised by his own jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.
Todd Pletcher expressed satisfaction with the work done by his pupil, who will be accompanied by Tapit Trice, another of his trainees. In one way or another, the well-known trainer looks for a way to get even for what happened to him at Churchill Downs and for this he works on his horses so that they win the mile and a half of the so-called “Champions Test”.