makes his second start of the year when he takes on seven rivals in Saturday's Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park.
Trained by Rodney Jenkins, Bandbox began his career with three strong wins last year. The talented NY-bred could not match strides with To Honor And Serve and Mucho Macho Man in the Remsen (G2) and was given a three-month break. He returned in the seven furlong Miracle Wood on Feb 26 and lost a thrilling stretch battle to J J's Lucky Train.
Travis Dunkelberger has the return call on the 3-year-old son of Tapit and he looms a pace factor at the very least in the one turn flat mile test. Joe Vann
, owned by Zayat Stables and trained by Todd Pletcher, exits back-to-back romping wins at Laurel but he got away with soft fractions both times and that will likely not be the case today. No Easy Answer
is a neck away from a perfect 3-for-3 record. He sat
behind a fast pace and took a course/distance optional claiming event
when last seen Feb 12.
Rush Now, a sharp claiming winner over a next out winner Feb 9 is expected to be part of the pace, along with Parx Racing invader Tap Star.
Miracle Wood 4th place finisher Concealed Indetity is also entered, with Distorted Appeal and Ram completing the field.
The $75,000 Private Terms Stakes goes as the 9th race at Laurel Park on March 19th.