Two New York-breds have claimed the prep series in their native state as part of a gutsy rivalry, but here comes this lightly raced Florida shipper with enough hype to overshadow all others in the April 5 Aqueduct test.
- Gray or Roan Colt
- Born 2011
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Owner||Let's Go Stable|
|Breeder||Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC|
|Harpoon View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tapit||Pulpit|
|Tap Your Heels|
|Christmas Star||Star de Naskra|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Todd A. Pletcher, agent||Gainesway, agent||$500,000|
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|Will Take Charge|
|Vicar's in Trouble|