Mo Donegal, Zandon on the Derby Trail in Remsen

Things that don’t play Mo Donegal and Zandon During the first round of last week’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager, there was another chance to win those ponies back, this time competing in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) on Dec. .

The 1/8 mile bet is one of four contests classified on Saturday at Aqueduct race track. It offers Road to Kentucky Derby qualifying scores on a 10-4-2-1 scale for the top four finishers.

Donegal Racing’s Mo Donegal is the favorite of the two runners-up in the Kentucky Derby Futures Betting, at 37-1, versus Jeff Drown’s Zandon at 56-1. Their prices will be much shorter on Saturday with two ponies likely to come out as favorites out of eight.

It’s a race that Donegal Racing has won before, winning the 2011 edition with Dale Romans coaching. O’Prado again .

Mo Donegal, by Uncle Mo , which was stretched from 6 1/2 feathers long to 1 1/16 miles to break his maiden second at Belmont Park October 21. This was followed by a third rally on September 30, also in Belmont.

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Although Mo Donegal scored will go further than fellow Remsen participant Fromanothamutha , he didn’t look like a winner until late at night. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr needs to hit him with his mount on the return turn to pick up the leaders, and only when straight in lane does Mo Donegal generate the necessary acceleration. Student Todd Pletcher raced 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.50, achieving 97 Equibase Speed ​​Figures.

“We felt like a mile and an eighth would suit him,” Pletcher said. “He had a good job at Belmont last week. It seems the farther he goes, the better he gets.”

The Hall of Fame trainer caught Remsen with Bluegrass Cat (2005) and Overall analysis (2012) for different owners.

Mo Donegal, bred by Ashview Farm and Colts Neck Stables, was purchased for $250,000 from Ashview Farm consignment at the September 2020 Keeneland Sale. He’s out. Pulp mare Callmissbrown Who is a millionaire who won a level 1 prize? Sand Island .

A bit awkwardly in each of his two starts, Mo Donegal broke from column 1.

Zandon (Start up ) has yet to be routed but finished as a horse with sustained power in his debut win of six on 9 October in Belmont. After hitting the gate at the top, he picked up pace in fourth along the inside and finished well when teleporting outside the leader to take a 1 1/2-length lead.

Coach Chad Brown, who won the 2014 Remsen with Leave the lights on , believes that Zandon will appreciate the extra distance.

“He ran once with six laps and he won, but I’ve always thought of him as a pure road horse,” Brown said. “The fact that he was able to go 3/4, I was pretty impressed. I thought he was going to be a late runner and needed to start, but he won. I’m pretty impressed by that. because I don’t ‘don’t think that’s what he wants to do.”

Zandon, a $170,000 purchase from last year’s September Sale in Keeneland from Brereton C. Jones breeder Brereton C. Jones’ Airdrie Stud consignment, is off the list. Creative cause mare Memories Prevail . The dam is a half-sister to the winners of the bets on the pitch Caribbean (last year) and Cairo Memories (This year).

Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey will be looking for a fifth Remsen win in sending out Courtlandt Farms’ Judge Davis , a final third in the Nashua Stakes (G3) on November 7 in Belmont.

Mr. Jefferson , Orator , Who Hoo Thats Me , and Midnight Chrome are other participants.

Item: Remsen S. (G2)

Aqueduct race track, Saturday, December 4, 2021, Race 8

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  • 3:14pm (local) Mo Donegal, Zandon on the Derby Trail in Remsen

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