More than a half-dozen Belmont Stakes contenders have posted workouts at Belmont Park less than two weeks before the final leg of the Triple Crown.
Palace Malice was among the most impressive with a five-furlong work in 1:00.24 on Monday. Trainer Todd Pletcher says his 12th-place Kentucky Derby finisher "worked unbelievably well."
Pletcher could have as many as five 3-year-olds for the 1 1/2-mile Belmont on June 8. The others, all of whom had workouts Monday, are Revolutionary, Overanalyze, Midnight Taboo and the filly Unlimited Budget.
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Freedom Child had his first workout since winning the Peter Pan earlier this month, covering five furlongs in 59.87.
A field of about 14 is shaping up for the Belmont, with Derby winner Orb and Preakness winner Oxbow among the group.