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Jun 08, 2012

Quiet before the Belmont Stakes storm


Elmont, NY (Sports Network) - Five days before the running of the 144th Belmont Stakes and very little happened involving the 11 contenders.

The only Belmont Stakes probable who had a workout was lightly regarded Guyana Star Dweej. The colt, trained and owned by Doodnauth Shivmangal, went through a four furlong workout at Belmont Park and was timed in 49.06 seconds. The colt, who has one win in nine career starts, will be ridden by Kent Desormeaux who won the Test of Champions in 2009 aboard Summer Bird.

Coming up from Florida today was Ravelo's Boy. Trained by Manny Azpurua, the colt was scheduled to be vanned from Calder Race Course to Belmont Park.

"If I didn't think my horse was going to run a good race, I wouldn't be sending him," said Azpurua. "I can tell that he has never been better. Every day he shows me that he is getting better, and he continues to mature."

Ravelo's Boy had a workout Sunday at Calder and went six furlongs in 1:11.80.

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