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Laragh works toward Comely

Laragh is expected to make her seasonal bow in the Comely (Benoit Photo)

LARAGH (Tapit) worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 handily under exercise rider Simon Harris on Sunday over the fast main track at Belmont Park in preparation for an expected start in next Saturday's Comely S. (G2) for three-year-old fillies over one mile at Aqueduct. It was the fastest time of six workouts for that distance.

Winner of the Hollywood Starlet S. (G1) on December 13, Laragh will make her 2009 debut for trainer John Terranova II. The gray has won three of six starts with one third. She also captured the Jessamine S. on grass last fall and was third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).

"We freshened her up after she ran in California -- she spent some time down in Florida and we brought her home to New York about three weeks ago," said Tonja Terranova, wife of trainer John Terranova. "She's been training great and everything is on target for Saturday."

Another expected Comely starter, DON'T FORGET GIL (Kafwain), worked four furlongs over the Belmont main track in :47, the top-ranked of nine workouts for the distance. The Mark Hennig charge won the Florida Oaks (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs by four lengths in her last start. She also owns a victory in the East View S. over Aqueduct's inner dirt in December.


 


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