Windsor Castle Takes Shot at Brandywine

Frank Alexander's Windsor Castle, the recent winner of the William D. Schaffer Handicap (gr. III), tops a field of seven for the one-mile $100,000 Brandywine Handicap at Delaware Park Saturday.

The 5-year-old son of Lord Carson notched a 1 3/4-length in his last effort, the one-mile Schaffer Handicap at Pimlico on May 17.

Previously, the Kentucky-bred owned and trained by Alexander ran second in the one-mile Fort Marcy Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct on April 26. Windsor Castle sports a career record of six wins, seven seconds, and four thirds from 26 starts with earnings of $578,875.

The top local is Preferred Pal Stable's Private Lap. In his latest, the Kentucky-bred trained by Allen Iwinski notched a gate-to-wire 5 1/2-length score in the one-mile Quick Card Stakes at Delaware Park on May 10. Previously, the 4-year-old son of Private Terms ran fourth in the 1 1/8-mile Baltimore Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico on April 19. His career record is seven wins and four seconds from 19 starts with earnings of $249,210.

$100,000 Brandywine Handicap, 3 & up, one mile
1. Regal Sanction, James Jerkens, TBA, 114, 10-1
2. Bowman's Band, Michael Matz, Ramon Dominguez, 116, 8-1
3. Lyracist, Mike Petro, Nick Petro, 117, 8-1
4. Private Lap, Allen Iwinski, Anthony Black, 118, 4-1
5. Windsor Castle, Frank Alexander, Aaron Gryder, 120, 2-1
6. Classic Endeavour, Scott Schwartz, TBA, 118, 3-1
7. Justification, Allen Jerkens, Jose Espinoza, 114, 6-1