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Summer Bird works for Haskell

Updated: July 19, 2009, 10:07 PM ET
By Mike Farrell | Daily Racing Form

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird continued his pattern of Sunday workouts, breezing six furlongs in 1:13.80 at Monmouth Park.

Summer Bird is slated to take on the sensational filly Rachel Alexandra here on Aug. 2 in the $1 million Haskell Invitational for 3-year-olds.

"He was perfect again," said trainer Tim Ice. "Everything is exactly on schedule. He'll have his final breeze next Sunday. Kent Desormeaux will be here for that."

Desormeaux, aboard for the Belmont ...

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