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Derby winner Orb impresses with workout at Belmont

Monday - 5/13/2013, 6:38pm  ET

Kentucky Derby winner Orb, with exercise rider Jennifer Patterson aboard, walks in his barn past trainer Shug McGaughey at Belmont Park after a workout, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Elmont, N.Y. Orb is scheduled to travel to Pimlico later in the day to prepare for the Preakness, Saturday, May 18. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

RICHARD ROSENBLATT
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Orb is ready.

The Kentucky Derby winner put in his final workout before the Preakness, breezing four furlongs in 47.18 seconds, galloping out five furlongs in 59.54 and delighting trainer Shug McGaughey.

"I thought it was breathtaking," McGaughey said Monday morning.

With exercise rider Jennifer Patterson aboard, Orb seemed to move effortlessly around the track on a clear, sunny day. In fact, McGaughey called it more impressive than the colt's workout before he won the Derby by 2
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