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Mark Valeski Arrives for Peter Pan

Mark Valeski
Louisiana Derby runner-up Mark Valeski arrived at Belmont Park from Kentucky Sunday afternoon in advance of his next start, Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan. Trainer Larry Jones said the 3-year-old Proud Citizen colt would likely work Monday morning with regular jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard in preparation for the 1 1/8-mile race.

 

Although Mark Valeski had qualified for the Kentucky Derby with earnings of $310,952, Jones and owner/breeder Brereton C. Jones withheld him from the race after he failed to dazzle in his final pre-Derby work.

 

“We’re OK, we’re happy with our decision,” added Jones, who said he planned to arrive in New York on Wednesday. “We were going to have to try and be working out a trip like so many others were [in the Derby].”

 

While the long-range plan for Mark Valeski is Saratoga Race Course’s Grade 1, $1 million Travers on August 25, the trainer did not rule out a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 9.

 

“If he runs like a crazy machine Saturday we’d consider it,” he said. “But our plan is to have him ready for the Travers and a campaign in the fall.”

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Summer Front, first time on dirt, is very interesting.
mark valeski is at top notch right now,he will win peter pan
Mark Valeski fired a 5f bullet in :59.65 (1/32) at Belmont Park on May 7.

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