Admiral Alex, trained
and owned by Leon Blusiewicz, appears headed to the Grade 1, $1 million Travers
for 3-year-olds at 1 ¼ miles on August 28 following his debut win yesterday.
Stalking the pace while racing
wide with Kent Desormeaux aboard, Admiral Alex took the lead in the stretch for
a one-length victory as he completed the 1 1/8th miles in 1:49.76.
“He’s a very, very good
horse. The best horse I’ve ever had,” Blusiewicz said. “I am pointing him for
Blusiewicz has trained two
Travers starters: Lejoli, who was fourth to Runaway Groom in 1982, and Tong Po,
who was eased in the 1991 edition won by Corporate Report.
Admiral Alex, a chestnut son of
Afleet Alex out of the Kingmambo mare Madam Lagonza, was purchased for $260,000
at the Keeneland September yearling sale.