Big Brown worked 3 furlongs in 35.40 with furlong fractions of 12.00 and 23.80 under exercise rider Michelle Nevin. Trainer Richard Dutrow said, "It just went as good as it could have possibly went. It didn't look like he did too much. It looked like he was well within himself. He cooled out well at the barn. It look like he's as happy as he can be. I think maybe the track was a little bit fast and so is our horse. You can't get everything perfect all the time. It looked like a very good move to me. I'm not going to blame this work if he gets beat. It looked very good to me. I was very happy with it. I'm sitting on go here. We're ready."