Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 2 Remsen Stakes is on tap for this Saturday, November 30 from Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York. The race will showcase some of the best two year olds in the land as they go 1 1/8 miles on Aqueduct's dirt track for the winner's portion of the $400,000 purse.
The Remsen Stakes has attracted a strong field of nine two year olds to go in race 9 on Aqueduct's Saturday card. Post time is 4:49 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all 9 of the future Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
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Honor Code - Shug McGaughey trained highly regarded colt is coming off a very good second behind Havana after coming back from way off the pace in the Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes October 5 at Belmont Park in just his second career start. He debuted with a MSW score by 4 1/2 lengths after being a stunning 22 lengths back on this track August 31 and is the 9-5 morning line favorite. Javier Castellano gets the mount from post 4.
Cairo Prince - Kiaran McLaughlin trainee is 2-for2 in his career so far - the best result coming last time out by 2 1/2 lengths in the Grade 2 Nashua River Stakes on this track November 3 after a MSW score in his debut at Belmont Park October 6. Cairo Prince is the 2-1 second choice on the morning line and will leave from the far outside post with Luis Saez aboard.
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Noble Moon - most recently finished third behind Cairo Prince after getting bumped at the start in the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes here November 3 after a MSW score in his debut at Belmont Park September 14. Alex Solis gets the mount from the rail aboard the 6-1 morning line third choice.
Wicked Strong - will make his stakes debut Saturday for trainer James Jerkins after a win last time out in a MSW at Belmont Park and a second in a MSW on that same track September 21. Rajiv Maragh will be aboard the co-8-1 fourth choice from post 7.
Intense Holiday - Todd Pletcher trained colt has placed in just one of four career starts - a MSW score in wire-to-wire fashion three back at Monmouth Park. He has since started two graded stakes races with a fifth in the Grade 1 Champaign Stakes at Belmont Park October 5 and a fourth behind Cairo Prince and Noble Moon in the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes at Aqueduct November 3. Intense Holiday is 8-1 on the morning line and will have Joel Rosario in the saddle from the outside post.
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Master Lightning - another Todd Pletcher pupil Master Lightning has three career starts with a win in a MSW in his second career start, a second in his debut and a disappointing ninth last time out in his graded stakes debut - the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes on this track November 3. He is 15-1 on the morning line and takes off from the 2 hole with Jose Lezcano aboard.
Matuszak - Bill Mott trainee has three career starts with a win in his debut and a pair of off-the-board finishes. Last time out was a fifth in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Churchill Downs November 9 after an eighth in an Allowance October 20. He is 15-1 on the morning line and lines up in post 6 and will wear blinkers in the Remsen.
Afleet Accompli - Kelly Breen trained colt is coming off a second in an Allowance at Parx November 3 after a MSW score on that same track in September. He started his career at Monmouth Park where he recorded a second and a fourth in a pair of MSW races. Afleet Accompli will have Irad Ortiz in the saddle from post 3 at 20-1 odds.
Mental Iceberg - has just one career start for trainer Gregory DiPrima - a MSW score at Belmont Park September 20. He is the longest shot in the field at 30-1 odds