A trio of Kentucky Derby 2012 graded route preps were run across the nation last weekend and G3 Withers hero Alpha emerged as a potential threat on the first Saturday in May.
Alpha (90 BSF) owns an ascending numbers pattern and
has now won back-to-back stakes races at Aqueduct. He is returning to
Florida to train for the Wood Memorial in April.
I’ll Have Another (96) upset the applecart in a strange
renewal of the G2 Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Feb 4.
Doug O’Neill’s returnee tracked the pace wide and cruised home.