Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 2 Remsen Stakes comes our way from Aqueduct in South Ozone Park, New York on Saturday, November 29. Two year olds will be featured when they take to Aqueduct's main track and go 1 1/8 miles for a purse of $400,000.
A full field of 14 juveniles have been confirmed for the Remsen - race 9 on Aqueduct's stacked Saturday card. Post time is 3:48 PM. Let's take a look into the past performances of all 14 entries for this competitive Grade 2 stakes.
Frosted - Kiaran McLaughlin trained colt will race in stakes company for the first time Saturday having raced three MSW races in his career. Last time out he finally broke maiden - by an impressive 5 1/2 lengths on this track after a pair of seconds to start his career. He will have Irad Ortiz in the saddle looking to keep the upward trend going - as the tepid 3-1 morning line favorite from the outside post
Ostrolenka - Todd Pletcher pupil has won two of his three career starts - two in a row ahead of this weekend. Last time out was a dominant win in the minor Sleepy Hollow Stakes at Belmont Park October 18 after an astounding 14 1/2 length maiden score on that same track September 28. He has looked terrific since his debut and is expected to be competitive again Saturday. The legendary John Velazquez has the mount from post 13 at 4-1 on the morning line.
Classy Class - Kiaran McLaughlin pupil makes just his second career start Saturday. His first start was a good one - an impressive 4 length maiden score at Belmont Park on October 25. Javier Castellano gets the call from post 11 at 7-2 odds.
Leave the Light On - will race for the third time for trainer Chad Brown and is coming off a maiden score last time out at Belmont Park. It followed a disappointing seventh in his career debut on that same track September 13. Jose Ortiz has been tabbed to ride from gate 8 at 6-1 odds. Leave the Light On is a coupled entry along with...
Market Conduct - The other Cad Brown trainee has three career starts - a maiden score at firs asking was followed by a pair of OK third in minor stakes action at Belmont Park - the Sleepy Hollow Stakes last time out October 18 and the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes September 21. Joel Rosario gets the call from post 13 also at 6-1 odds.
Flashaway - Mark Casse trainee has three career starts with a win and a second place finish - the second coming last time out in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Churchill Downs November 8 and the win coming in his debut at Woodbine in August. Sandwiched in there was an OK fourth in the Grade 3 Grey Stakes at Woodbine October 5. Cornelio Velasquez has the mount from the rail at 8-1 on the morning line. Flashaway is a couple entry along with...
Moonlight Bandit - the other Mark Casse trained colt will race for the third time Saturday off a maidens core at Churchill Downs October 26 and a seventh in his debut - at Keeneland October 3. Moonlit Ballet will leave from post 3 at 8-1 odds as well.
Combat Diver - Gary Contessa trained colt was tenth in his debut but bounced back to break maiden in his only other start October 3 -both results came at Woodbine. Jeremy Rose gets the call Saturday from post 2 at 12-1 odds.
Royal Burgh - Todd Pletcher pupil has just one career start and it was a good one - a maiden score at Keeneland October 22. Jose Lezcano has been tabbed to ride in Royal Burgh's stakes debut - from post 6 at 12-1 on the morning line.
Eh Cumpari - will race for just the second time for trainer Michael Dilger - the first being a maiden score on this very track November 8. He will try for a second straight win here with Manuel Franco aboard from post 7 at 15-1 odds.
The Truth Or Else - is the most experience entry in the field - six starts already produced a win and three third place finishes. He enters off a pair of thirds - the Grade 1 Nashua Stakes on this track November 2 and the Grade 3 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park October 4 and a maiden score in September. He has certainly been OK in his career and is listed at an intriguing 20-1 odds. Luis Saez has the mount from post 10.
Thirtysevenliveson - will hit the track for the fourth time for trainer Dale Romans having recorded a second and a third place finish so far. Last time out was a second in a MSW at Churchill Downs which followed a third and a fifth respectively in similar races. He looks for his first win Saturday with Paco Lopez in the irons from post 5 at 30-1.
Keen Ice - another Dale Romans pupil has three career starts with one win to show for it - that being a maiden score in his second career start at Churchill Downs September 6. Last time out was a respectable fifth in the Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland October 4. He will have Corey Lanerie in the reins Saturday - from post 9 at 30-1 odds.
Bodhisattva - has five career starts and has placed in all - a win and four third place finishes. Last time out was a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Laurel Park October 16 after a maiden score September 25 and three straight thirds in MSW races. he steps up in company as the longest shot in the field - 50-1 with JD Acosta aboard from gate 4.