Watch Freedom Child Prepare for the Belmont Stakes (G1)
Watch Peter Pan (G2) winner Freedom Child prepare for the $1,000,000 Belmont Stakes (G1) on Saturday, June 8.
Click here to watch his five furlong workout over the Belmont main track on May 27 (starts at the 4:30 mark).
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"I thought he went super," said Tom Albertrani, who trains the Malibu Moon ridgling for West Point Thoroughbreds, St. Elias Stable, and breeder Spendthrift Farm. "The rider sat there with a nice hold of him and he looked like he was just galloping down the lane. We just wanted to let him go in hand. Typically he can get aggressive when he's feeling good, so the rider had a nice hold of him early on.
"It looked like he was just running through the bridle the first three-eighths, and he just gave him a little slack down the lane. He responded well and did it all nice and easy."
Albertrani said he was considering an easy workout for Freedom Child before the June 8 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Luis Saez has the return call for the final leg of the Triple Crown.
"This week he'll just do some light galloping and maybe a real easy work next time or a good strong gallop out," Albertrani said. "I just don't want him to do too much on top of the race. Today was a pretty strong work, so we'll just kind of let him get there."
Freedom Child winning the Peter Pan Stakes on May 11: