PETER PAN A POSSIBLE BELMONT PREP
A little more than a week removed from an historic victory in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks aboard Believe You Can, jockey Rosie Napravnik will guide potential favorite Mark Valeski in Saturday’s G2 $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park. The 1 1/8-mile test is often used as a springboard to the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 9.
G 1 Hopeful Stakes winner Currency Swap, 11th in the Illinois Derby last time, shortens up to seven furlongs for Saturday’s $85,000 You and I. There he will face stakes winner Hardened Wildcat, most recently second in the Grade 3 Bay Shore.
The third stakes on Saturday’s Belmont card is the $85,000 Genuine Devotion, a six-furlong inner turf test for fillies and mares.