The winner of the Grade 1 Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial in April at Aqueduct Racetrack, Gemologist worked four furlongs at Belmont Park in 49.42. Trainer Todd Pletcher said the colt is likely to make his next start in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy on July 28 at Saratoga Race Course.
“The Jim Dandy is our target at the moment, unless something happens and we switch gears for the Haskell [Grade 1, July 29, Monmouth Park], but we’re pointing for that weekend,” said Pletcher.
The Kentucky Derby was the first career loss for Gemologist, who also has a win in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club to his credit. In the Derby, the son of Tiznow raced three wide in fifth for the first six furlongs before retreating.
–NYRA Press contributed to this report.
Gemologist/NYRA photo by David Alcosser