WITHERS TOPS ACTION AT THE BIG A
Count Fleet S. winner Alpha will hope to continue his march on the Triple Crown Trail when leading the field in Saturday’s $200,000 Withers S. (G3) at Aqueduct on Saturday. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the Godolphin color bearer is bred to be a real nice one, and being by Bernardini, it is likely the colt with progress with age and distance.
Among the likely challengers are local stakes winner Swag Daddy, sharp allowance winner Phil Dancer, the Michael Trombetta-trained Hakama and the West Coast-based Longview Drive.
The six-furlong, $150,000 Toboggan S. (G3) will also be held on Saturday here, with Dr. Disco, Candyman E, Diski Dance, Lucky Train and J J’s Lucky Train, the top notables most likely to contest this one.
The $100,000 Correction H. will also be held at Aqueduct on Saturday.