While next Saturday marks a break
in the Triple Crown between the Derby and the Preakness, talented 3-year-olds
will be on display at Belmont Park in the Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan, run at 1
1/8-miles on the main track.
Expected to head the field is
Grade 2 Jerome winner Adios Charlie, making just his fourth start for
trainer and co-owner Stan Hough, who campaigns the colt in partnership with
Robert Sahn. Also probable, according to NYRA Stakes Coordinator Andrew Byrnes,
are Beer Meister, fifth in the Grade 3 Sunland Derby; Bold Deed and
Tap Attack, one-two finishers in the Packett’s Landing overnight stakes
at Aqueduct on April 10; Grade 3 Illinois Derby winner Joe Vann; Monzon,
winner of Aqueduct’s Count Fleet Stakes on New Year’s Day and subsequently
fifth in the Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs; and Uncle Brent, winner of
Oaklawn’s Northern Spur Stakes on April 16.