This Saturday at Belmont Park we've got the very first running of the $100K Seek Again Stakes. It's a one mile affair over the turf, for four-year-olds and upward.
Prominent among the competitive field is DECORATED INVADER from the Christoph Clement barn. He's a Grade 1 winner at this one mile distance in question and comes off a third place finish in last month's Danger's Hour Stakes at Aqueduct. He was making his seasonal debut off five months' rest, yet still ran a higher speed figure than his previous two races. The son of DECLARATION OF WAR has finished first and second in his only two starts at Belmont Park and will be piloted by jockey Joel Rosario.
Here's the replay the Danger's Hour Stakes:
EPIC DREAMER from the rail looks like a tough customer from the Mark Casse stable. The son of ORB comes off a handicap victory at Tampa Bay Downs going one mile over the turf. He completed the mile in 1:33.35, which was just .12 seconds off the track record. He hasn't raced in two months but he delivered a sharp workout on May 8th, going 5F in 1:00.00, as 3rd fastest of 33 workouts at that distance. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. will be in the irons.
DELAWARE from post position six will represent the Chad Brown barn. This horse was a Grade 3 winner in Europe before arriving in the U.S. last summer. The son of Frankel comes off a win in last month's Danger's Hour Stakes, where he earned his highest speed figure to date. He'll have the opportunity to even the score on GET SMOKIN, who beat him two starts back. In preparation for this race, he worked on May 15th, going 4F in 49.56 as the 27th fastest of 64 works at that distance. Jockey Manuel Franco will be in the saddle.
GET SMOKIN is another major player from the Thomas M. Bush stable. He was an impressive winner two starts back, capturing the Tampa Bay Stakes (G3), but was overmatched the following race in the Maker's Mile Stakes (G1). Now the son of GET STORMY is back at the track where he broke his maiden and seeks to get back to his winning ways.
Rounding out the field are: TIBERIUS MERCURIUS, TELL YOUR DADDY, DANNY CALIFORNIA, GET SMOKIN, OLYMPIC RUNNER, YANKEE DIVISION and FLAVIUS.