Kiaran McLaughlin has been saying for several weeks that Charitable Man is one of the most talented 3-year-olds in the country and he only needed some more seasoning to show it. On May 9 in the $200,000 Peter Pan (gr. II), the son of Lemon Drop Kid backed up his trainer's words, taking over at the top of the lane and powering to a 3 3/4-length score under Alan Garcia.
"We’ll talk with Mr. Warren about the possibility of the Belmont (gr.
I, June 6). We’ll take a look and see how the Preakness goes. But he is
definitely bred to get a mile and a half (Lemon Drop Kid won the
Belmont in 1999) and he likes this track and he did it the right way
today, so we’ll look at it."