William K. Warren’s Charitable Man, impressive winner of the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), will make his next start in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed May 20.
Charitable Man was one of the most promising 2-year-olds last year, breaking his maiden by 11 1/2 lengths and then winning Belmont’s Futurity Stakes (gr. II) defeating Flying Pegasus and Friesan Fire. A saucer fracture to his shin, that required surgery, sidelined him for seven months. He returned in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), finishing seventh over the Polytrack, which McLaughlin said he didn’t care for.
That race set him up for his 3 3/4-length score in the Peter Pan, in which he defeated the likes of Imperial Council and Hello Broadway. McLaughlin feels the son of Lemon Drop Kid is ready for a big effort in the
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“He’s three-for-three on the dirt and we’re really looking forward to the
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