Asmussen’s Tenfold Prepping for Belmont Stakes

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold, third by a total of three-quarters of a length in the Preakness, galloped 1 1/8 miles under Angel Garcia after getting a day off Tuesday.

“The horse is doing good,” said Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen.

Asmussen said Tenfold is scheduled to work five-eighths of a mile Saturday and that he’s looking for a nice, relaxed move in “1:01 and change, 1:02” in preparation for running Belmont Park’s 1 ½ mile circumference.

“It’s who he is physically and the rhythm I want him in that I think will be most effective in the Belmont for him,” Asmussen, who frequently works his Saturdaystakes horses on Mondays, said of the workout design and timing. “…. He’s just going to have to be big, relaxed and cover the ground with the frame that he has.”

Tenfold and other Churchill-based Asmussen horses running at Belmont will fly to New York on Tuesday, he said.

source: press release