Ozone Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Gotham Stakes winner El Kabeir, trained
by John Terranova, had his final workout Monday before Saturday’s $1 million
Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.
The 3-year-old colt, owned by Zayat Stables, worked five furlongs over Belmont
Park’s training track in 1:01.12 and galloped out six furlongs in 1;13.60.
“The clockers got him galloping out in 1:13 3/5, just as easy as can be,” said
Terranova. “He went great, great. We were really happy. It went perfect, just
as we were hoping. He came out great and is cooling out really well.”
El Kabeir won the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct to begin the year but was second
to Far From Over in the Withers. The gray colt, with C. C. Lopez riding, won
the Gotham by 2 3/4 lengths as the 13-10 favorite.