The brilliant, nearly white frontrunner will find the eyes of the nation upon him Aug. 4 when he heads postward as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II)
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2009
|Trainer||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|Jockey||Michael J. Luzzi|
|Breeder||Mike G. Rutherford|
|Le Bernardin View Five-Cross Pedigree||Bernardini||A.P. Indy|
|La Rosa||Wild Again|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||John Ferguson||Eaton Sales, agent||$325,000|
After working five furlongs July 22 at Saratoga Racecourse, John C. Oxley's Stealcase has been added to the field for the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.
Rebounding from a dismal outing in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), Le Bernardin battled for the lead in the stretch and had just enough to hold off Easter Gift in the $103,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park June 17.
Unbeaten Easter Gift makes his inital foray into graded stakes company for trainer Nick Zito in the $100,000 Pegasus (gr. III) at Monmouth Park June 17.
Because of their presence on the Triple Crown trail, Mark Valeski and The Lumber Guy are favored, but Waterford Stable's Summer Front has the potential to be one of the brightest 3-year-old stars in the country.