The Baltimore (AP) Swiss Skydiver will become the second film since Rachel Alexandra won the men’s race in the preseason on Saturday in 2009.
Trainer Kenny McPeach confirmed the decision on Sunday. Jockey Robbie Albrado, who won the prequel before Curlin in 2007, will replace Tyler Gaffallion on the Swiss Skydive.
In her second start against the men, the Swiss skydiver finished second in the Blissgrass Stakes on July 11 from a potential precocious competitor, the art collector. He won Grade 1 Alabama in Saratoga on August 15 and finished second at the Kentucky Oaks on September 4. .
Five films won the prequel, including Rachel Alexandra, who became Horse of the Year in 2009. A total of 55 lesbians took part in the 1 3/16-mile race. Rhea Antonia was the latest, last completed in 2014.
“I know she’ll make the distance without any problems,” McPick said. It was a tough call between children 3 years of age and older and running against a mess or field, which was briefly considered. I think she will handle it well. ”
The draw for the 145th Precinct is Monday.
Kentucky Derby winner Authentic is expected to be on the field for the final round of the reorganized Triple Cry series. Belmut’s winner, Tiz Law, is leaving the precinct.
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