WOLVERHAMPTON is not accustomed to hosting a potential superstar on its December 26 card but the all-weather venue's Christmas meeting is to play host to a Kentucky Derby candidate after Jeremy Noseda revealed plans to run Harvard N Yale in a £3,500 conditions event.
Harvard N Yale's appearance in the Boxing Day Novice Stakes, staged over
just short of 1m1f, will also mean Wolverhampton gets to welcome Ryan
Moore, who will be riding the colt for the first time, to its festive
Harvard N Yale's owner Earle Mack has long harboured an ambition to
have a runner in the Churchill Downs Classic and the dirt-bred colt
would appear to fit the bill.
The son of Smart Strike first sprang to prominence in August when
landingthe same Newmarket maiden that launched Frankel to greatness in
2010. He followed that effort with another encouraging display when
runner-up to Cavaleiro in the Haynes, Hanson & Clark Stakes at
Newbury the following month.