Ticker
  • Offering Plan (2-1) blows by his elders to win the Kingston.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Weekend Hideaway (6-1) nips Diversify by a nose in the Commentator.Posted 12 hours ago
  • T Loves A Fight (9-5) blows by Syndergaard to win the Mike Lee.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Danzing Candy (3-10) makes it look easy going all the way in a muddy Lone Star Handicap.Posted 1 day ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2) bursts through under Gary Stevens to win his 2nd Charles Whittingham.Posted 1 day ago
  • In his first race since the Travers, Destin finishes 3rd in the 8th at Belmont.Posted 1 day ago
  • The well bred Souper Tapit (9-5) runs to the money in the Marine Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Cloud Computing will not run in the Belmont Stakes, instead waiting for Saratoga's Jim Dandy.Posted 1 day ago
  • Cupid (7-1) makes a winning comeback in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Illuminant (8-5) sneaks up the rail to capture the Grade 2 Monrovia.Posted 2 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015
Belmont Stakes 2017

McLaughlin Eyeing Grade I Whitney for Alpha

Alpha, dead-heat winner of the 2012 Travers, prepped for his return to Saratoga with a half-mile breeze over the main track on Saturday.

 

The 4-year-old son of Bernardini went out after the renovation break and was timed in 51.77 seconds for four furlongs. It was his first work since finishing fourth of five in the Grade 2 Suburban on July 6 at Belmont Park.

 

“It was just a maintenance work,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who is eyeing the Grade 1 Whitney for Alpha. “It’s going to be a tough race, but he likes Saratoga, so we’ll see.”

 

Alpha is 3-for-3 at Saratoga, having won the Grade 2 Jim Dandy prior to his dead-heat victory with Golden Ticket in the $1 million Travers. He won his career debut at the Spa on September 3, 2011.

 

“[The track] was kind of weird today because it was wet, but it’s no big deal. He was fine,” McLaughlin said. “It was just a little half-mile. He’s fit and ready. He’ll have to work back next week, and we’ll make a decision.”

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories