When he began the year with a victory in the Lecomte Stakes in
January at Fair Grounds, Wilkinson automatically became high on a lot of
people’s list of Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
But if his last race is any indication, Wilkinson’s future appears to
be on turf. After winning a third-level allowance race – albeit against
only three rivals – last month at Saratoga, Wilkinson steps into stakes
company in Friday’s $60,000 Summing at Belmont Park.
Wilkinson will meet five rivals, including stakes winners Adirondack
Summer and Rustler Hustler in the Summing, carded at one mile over the
Widener Turf course.