Grade 3 Sham Stakes winner Alphie's Bet, briefly considered for the
Belmont Stakes after winning the Snow Chief for California-bred
3-year-olds April 24 at Hollywood, will not need to ship that far for a
race equally ambitious.
Trainer Alexis Barba nominated Alphie's Bet for the Grade 2 Jim
Murray Handicap, a 1 1/2-mile turf race May 15 in which the 3-year-old
would be facing older horses.