Saturday's $175,000 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park has
attracted a field of eight three-year-olds for the final prep race
before next month's $1 million Haskell Invitational.
the field in the 1 1/16 mile race is Arkansas Derby winner Papa Clem
with jockey Elvis Trujillo. Trained by Gary Stute for Bo Hirsch, the
colt will start from post five and is the expected favorite when the
Papa Clem will make his first start in Saturday's
Long Branch since a sixth place finish in the Preakness Stakes. He was
fourth in the Kentucky Derby following the Arkansas Derby. Papa Clem
began the year with two runners-up results, in the Robert B, Lewis
Stakes at Santa Anita and the Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds.