Repole’s Overanalyze seeks his second stakes victory on Saturday in
the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen for 2-year-olds.
A 3 ¼-length winner of the Grade 2 Futurity in September at Belmont
Park, Overanalyze comes into the Remsen off a third-place finish in the
Grade 3 Iroquois at Churchill Downs. As the 9-5 favorite, the Dixie
Union colt raced wide in sixth through the early going, fell back on
the turn and then rallied to gain third, eight lengths behind
Uncaptured. He will run as part of an entry with Repole’s Micromanage,
who came off a five-length maiden victory to finish fifth in the Grade 1
“They’re two up-and-coming colts and it’s good to get 1 1/8 miles
under their belt,” said Repole, whose colors also will be carried
Saturday by Stay Thirsty in the Cigar Mile. “This is a big day for
Repole Stable. Most people would split them up, but for me to have two
colts in the Remsen and a filly [Unlimited Budget] in the Demoiselle
and Stay Thirsty in the Cigar Mile, Saturday is my Breeders’ Cup.”
Trainer Todd Pletcher has named Ramon Dominguez, New York’s leading
rider, aboard Overanalyze for the first time as he leaves from post
position 7. Micromanage will be ridden by Hall of Famer John Velazquez
from post position 3, with the entry listed at 4-1 on the morning line.
Completing a Pletcher-trained triumvirate for the Remsen is Twin
Creeka Racing Stables’ Delhomme, who is tabbed as the 2-1 morning-line
favorite from post position 4 with Javier Castellano in the irons.
Second as the favorite in his debut at Saratoga Race Course,
Delhomme then posted a front-running maiden victory on October 13 at
Belmont. The Dixie Union colt, who fetched $440,000 in March, covered a
mile in 1:35.52 under a hand ride and earned a 94 Beyer Speed Figure
in the process.
Featured on the resumes of Grade 1 winners To Honor and Serve, Nobiz
Like Shobiz, Bluegrass Cat and Coronado’s Quest, as well as Kentucky
Derby winners Thunder Gulch, Pleasant Colony, Go for Gin, Northern
Dancer and Carry Back, the Remsen also attracted several impressive
maiden winners including Normandy Invasion, who rallied to post a 9
¼-length maiden win on November 2 at the Big A.
Jose Lezcano will ride the Chad Brown trainee, the second choice at 3-1 on the morning line, from post position 10.
Rounding out the Remsen field are Irsaal, Vegas No Show, Keep the Canoli, Indy’s Illusion, Stormy Len and Quinzieme Monarque.