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Prime Cut Breezes; Belmont Status Uncertain


Today at Churchill Downs, Prime Cut breezed five furlongs in 1:03.60 (13/13).
Exercise rider Dane Noel was in the saddle for trainer Neil Howard as the 3-year-old son of Bernstein covered the distance over a fast track in fractional splits of :13.40, :26.00, and :38.20. He galloped out six furlongs in 1:16.40.
“Everything went good,” Howard said.  “I was just looking to go just a nice five-eighths – not too fast, not too slow.  I thought he went well, finished good and galloped out strong.   He’s been running – he’s just come off the Peter Pan – so he’s a pretty fit horse.”
Howard said a final decision on the Belmont Stakes is still pending. “He’s a possibility,” Howard said.  “We’re still going to take another couple of days before we make a decision.”
Prime Cut finished third in his most recent start behind Alternation in Belmont’s Grade II Peter Pan and was runner-up to Derby Kitten in the Grade II Coolmore Lexington prior to that.  His lone win in five races this year was a victory over the highly-regarded Bind in an allowance race at Fair  Grounds.  His career record stands at 2-2-2 in seven races with earnings of $123,685.

--Edited track notes

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