After two lackluster efforts to begin 2011, last year’s Belmont
Stakes winner, Drosselmeyer, returns to the scene of his greatest
triumph Sunday, hoping to jump-start his career when he meets five
rivals in the $60,000 One Count Stakes at Belmont Park.
The One Count, run at 1 1/4 miles, is a prep to the Grade 2, $150,000 Brooklyn Handicap here on June 10.
Drosselmeyer upset the Belmont Stakes at 13-1 last June, but shortly
thereafter went to the sidelines with ankle issues. He returned in the
Challenger Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on March 5, where he finished
fourth, a performance trainer Bill Mott figured his horse needed. But in
the Grade 3 Skip Away, Drosselmeyer ran a disappointing fifth, beaten
seven lengths by S.S. Stone.