Thumb_privman Jay Privman , Belmont Park , 2017-06-09 , Race 11 - DRF Live Posted : Jun 9, 2017, 9:11 AM

Epicharis still intended for Belmont; merely walked shedrow today

Epicharis is still intended for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday after a Friday morning in which he merely walked the barn's shedrow and was examined by NYRA's chief vet.

Martin Panza, NYRA's VP of racing, said the trainer of Epicharis was happy with his progress and was hopeful all would be well for a start on Saturday.

Epicharis is standing at times in ice to help with healing in his right front hoof, which now has a glue-on shoe.

A full update on this morning's developments will be posted later at www.drf.com