newest member of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s barn is Belmont Stakes hopeful Uptowncharlybrown,
most recently third in the Grade 2 Lexington at Keeneland on April 17.
a really nice horse and we are happy to have him,” said McLaughlin. “We’ll work
him tomorrow, and hopefully every Saturday up to the Belmont Stakes. We think
he has a big chance in the Belmont.”
son of Limehouse, Uptowncharlybrown won his first two races by a combined
margin of 15 lengths at Tampa Bay Downs, and then finished third to Rule in the
Grade 3 Sam F. Davis and fifth behind Odysseus, Schoolyard Dreams and eventual
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver in the Grade 3 Tampa Bay Derby on March 13.
watched him ever since he broke his maiden, so we are lucky to have him,” said
McLaughlin. “He’s by Limehouse, and with his come-from-behind running style
distance doesn’t seem to be a problem.”
by Fantasy Lane Stable, Uptowncharlybrown will be ridden by Rajiv Maragh in the
142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 5,