The $150,000 Count Fleet Stakes at a mile and seventy yards begins the Kentucky Derby 2012 journey for the newly turned 3-year-olds based in New York and it is put up or shut up time for Alpha.
The promising son of flashy stallion Bernardini, out of Nijinsky II
mare Munnaya, began his career with an eye catching seven panel
graduation run at Saratoga last September. Alpha chased talented colt
Union Rags in the G1 Champagne in his second career start before coming
apart at the gate in a disappointing G1 BC Juvenile showing.