Nordic Truce

Nordic Truce

Anne M. Eberhardt

Undefeated Nordic Truce Tops Hill Prince

Colt has won two stakes while winning all three starts to date.

Nordic Truce, undefeated in three career starts, has been installed the 3-5 morning-line choice in the June 4 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.

Topweighted at 121 pounds, Nordic Truce will be ridden by Ramon Dominguez for trainer Christophe Clement in the Hill Prince, at a mile on turf. There were six 3-year-olds entered for the Hill Prince, with two others listed for main track only in the event the race is moved off the turf course.

Nordic Truce, a son of Yes It's True who races for his breeder, Ammerland Stud, broke his maiden in impressive fashion at Calder Race Course in his career debut and followed with victories in the Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park and the Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland.

"He can do whatever he wants," Clement said of the possible pace scenario that Nordic Truce would face in the Hill Prince.

Among those facing Nordic Prince are recent allowance winners Gold Medallion and Lethal Combination, as well as maiden Avenging Spirit.

$100,000, Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT), 3YO, mile (turf)

PP. Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer

1. Krypton (FL) R Maragh 116 K P McLaughlin 5-1

2. Avenging Spirit (KY) J Lezcano 116 R Barbara 12-1

3. Noah’s Dream (KY) J Valdivia, Jr. 116 H G Motion 12-1

4. Gold Medallion (KY) D Cohen 116 S Klesaris 10-1

5. Nordic Truce (KY) R A Dominguez 123 C Clement 3-5

6. Lethal Combination (KY) A Garcia 118 K P McLaughlin 9-2

MTO Remand (KY) J R Velazquez 116 J P Terranova, II 8-5

MTO Six Clicks (KY) R Maragh 116 T Albertrani 3-1

MTO—Main track only