Ticker
  • Canadian Lexie Lou wins the Autumn Miss at Santa Anita! Posted 1 hour ago
  • Pick of the Litter edges Departing in the final strides of the Fayette! Posted 4 hours ago
  • Salutos Amigos is best in the Bold Ruler! Posted 7 hours ago
  • Adelaide wins a thrilling edition of the Cox Plate! Posted 13 hours ago
  • 201 Pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup, including 15 in the Classic. Posted 3 days ago
  • Just The Judge edges Odeliz in the E.P. Taylor! Posted 6 days ago
  • Beholder is out of the Breeders' Cup after spiking a fever. Posted 6 days ago
  • Hillstar rolls to victory in the Canadian International!Posted 6 days ago
  • Taris smokes the Grade 2 Raven Run field! Posted 7 days ago
  • Discreet Marq much the best in the Ticonderoga! Posted 7 days ago

Abilio Gears Up for Fort Marcy

Abilio4 3

Abilios graded stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 3, 1 1/16-mile Fort Marcy promises to be a thoroughly New York affair. Bred in New York by owner Michael Marceda, the 6-year-old gelding is trained by Tom Albertrani, a classmate of Marceda’s at Valley Stream Central High School. 

 

A son of Pioneering, Abilio joined Albertrani’s barn last fall after beginning his career with Linda Rice. The gelding has made four starts for Albertrani, with his best finish a second in the If Winter Comes overnight stakes on November 17 at Aqueduct. His two most recent starts – a fourth in the Dave overnight stakes at the Big A on April 14 and a sixth in third level optional claimer at Gulfstream in February – have come over good or yielding turf.

 

“I think the turf was good to yielding [at Gulfstream], but it was probably a little softer than they listed it as and I don’t think his best races have been on soft or yielding ground,” said Albertrani. “I think he really runs better over a firm turf course. He looks like he could be competitive in this race. He’d have to run his ‘A’ game to win it, but we don’t have a whole lot of alternatives, so we’re going to give him a chance in here and see how he runs over maybe a firmer course. He looks like he kind of fits in here, but he definitely has to step up a little bit.”

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories