With an eye on returning to New York for the Grade 2 Wood Memorial on April 8, M M G Stables' multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb breezed Thursday at Laurel Park for trainer Cal Lynch.
Regular rider Trevor McCarthy was up for the work in company with 4-year-old stablemates Winter and Vorticity.
El Areeb was credited with a half-mile time of 49.40 seconds, seventh-fastest of 14 horses at the distance in the second work since his four-race winning streak ended with a third-place finish as the favorite in the Gotham (G3) on March 4 at Aqueduct. Winter and Vorticity were each timed in 50.00.
"He worked a mile and an eighth and finished...