JACK CHRISTOPHER, a last out winner of the G2 Pat Day Mile, puts his unbeaten record on the line in Saturday’s G1 Woody Stephens for owners Jim Bakke, Gerald Isbister, Coolmore and Peter Brant. He’ll be going for his second G1 score after winning the Champagne last fall at Belmont Park.
The ageless CHANNEL MAKER, who took the G2 Elkhorn at Keeneland in his 8yo debut, goes in search of his fifth G1 win on Saturday in the Manhattan at Belmont Park for owners Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R. A. Hill and Reeves Thoroughbreds.
Also running in the G1 Manhattan is ROCKEMPEROR (IRE), the winner of last year’s G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, for owners Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb, Wonder Stables, Michael Kisber and Mike Caruso.
MISS J MCKAY, who took the License Fee Stakes over this course and distance last out, looks for her first graded stakes success in tomorrow’s G3 Intercontinental at Belmont Park for owners Madaket Stables, Wonder Stables, Tony Weintraub and Brandon Dalinka.
TOBYS HEART, who won the Unbridled Sidney at Churchill Downs during Kentucky Derby week, also goes for her first graded stakes win in this race for owners Gary Barber, Terry Hamilton and Brian Lynch.
Ten Strike Racing and Titletown Racing’s WARRIOR’S BATTLE ships to Prairie Meadows to contest the Panthers Stakes where she’ll be looking for her first stakes win as well as career win number four.
At Gulfstream Park, Madaket, Wonder & Golconda’s MISS YOU ELLA will also be going for her first stakes win in the Martha Washington Stakes.