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Digest: Lani has lengthy breeze in preparation for Belmont

Digest: Lani has lengthy breeze in preparation for Belmont

Koji Maeda's Japanese import Lani turned in a characteristically lengthy breeze early Wednesday morning, his penultimate work for the Belmont Stakes on June 11.

After walking a lap around the 1 1/2-mile oval, the Kentucky-bred colt galloped into the far turn and picked up speed before the seven-eighths pole. Under exercise rider Eishu Maruucha, Lani gained momentum nearing the five-eighths pole, breezing fractions of :12 3/5 seconds, :25 and :37 for the opening 3 furlongs, according to NYRA clockers.

The gray son of Tapit had an official time of 1 minute, 2.09 seconds for 5 furlongs and galloped out 6...

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