The road to Kentucky Derby 2012 continues at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday with the G3 Withers Stakes and even money favorite Alpha drew the outside post against six rivals.
I have always been fond of #7 Alpha (1-1). He was my
top ranked Derby contender when I started tracking the current
sophomores last September. Kiaran McLaughlin’s exciting son of
Bernardini was a sharp winner right out of the box in his extended
sprint bow at the Spa last summer and came right back to land the place
behind highly regarded colt Union Rags in the G1 Champagne.