Lookin At Lee Posts ‘Very Good Breeze’ In Lone Work Before Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby runner-up Lookin at Lee is coming into the Belmont Stakes in top form, trainer Steve Asmussen told drf.com. The son of Lookin at Lucky worked a half-mile over the Belmont main track on Sunday in 48.42, his lone breeze since a fourth-place effort in the Preakness Stakes.

“That's a very good breeze for him,” Asmussen said. “He is just a man. His energy level off of very tough races is impressive. He's not brilliant as far as fast, he's just strong and part of him being strong is how well he comes out of demanding races.”

Irad Ortiz will take over the mount from Corey Lanerie in the Belmont; Ortiz won the third jewel of the Triple Crown last year aboard Creator.

A total of 13 sophomores are currently expected for the “Test of a Champion”: Classic Empire (Julien Leparoux), Epicharis (Christophe Lemaire), Gormley (Victor Espinoza), Hollywood Handsome (Florent Geroux), Irish War Cry (Rajiv Maragh), J Boys Echo (Robby Albarado), Lookin At Lee (Irad Ortiz Jr.), Meantime (Mike Smith), Multiplier (Joel Rosario), Patch (John Velazquez), Senior Investment (Channing Hill), Tapwrit (Jose Ortiz), and Twisted Tom (Javier Castellano).

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