Drosselmeyer Could Be Belmont Stakes Bound

The Distorted Humor colt needs a good effort in the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II).

WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer, who is entered in the May 8 Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park in New York, could run next in the June 1 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

“The plan is, going into it, if he runs well to run in the Belmont,” said Drosselmeyer’s Hall of Fame trainer, Bill Mott. “He displayed in his other races that his running style will suit the Belmont, and he seems to have good stamina.”

Drosselmeyer most recently finished third in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

After two starts on turf and one on synthetic, the 3-year-old Distorted Humor  colt came from just off the pace to score a six-length victory in an off-the-turf maiden race at Churchill Downs last fall, then took a 1 1/8 mile allowance at Gulfstream Park in January in similar fashion. In the Risen Star (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles, Drosselmeyer rallied along the inside and finished fourth; his rally from seventh in the Louisiana Derby left him a length behind Mission Impazible and a neck behind A Little Warm.