Saturday, May 26 2012
I’LL HAVE ANOTHER GALLOPS, FIELD TAKING SHAPE FOR BELMONT
ELMONT, N.Y. – I’ll Have Another galloped one mile under exercise rider Humberto Gomez this morning at Belmont Park, where on June 9 he will attempt to add the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner.
It was the first gallop over Belmont’s 1 ½-mile track for I’ll Have Another, who jogged the previous two days after arriving in New York Sunday. The Flower Alley colt, who is bidding to become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years, was accompanied by his stable pony, Lava Man, as he made his way to the track shortly after the renovation break. As a steady rain began to fall, Gomez kept I’ll Have Another well off the rail toward the center of the track and the colt had his ears pricked forward as he rolled through the stretch before being pulled up on the clubhouse turn.