Undrafted vs. Power Alert in Shakertown

Undrafted vs. Power Alert in Shakertown
Photo: Kenny Martin (Gulfstream Park)

Wes Welker’s Undrafted, last seen finishing third beaten a half-length in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita, and James Covello, AJ Suited Racing Stable LLC and Brian Lynch’s Power Alert (AUS), who is undefeated in two U.S. starts, top a field of 13 entered Tuesday for Saturday’s 19th running of the $125,000 Shakertown (G3).

The Shakertown, run at 5½ furlongs on the turf, will be run as the eighth race on Saturday’s 11-race program with a post time of 4:42 p.m. ET.

Trained by Wesley Ward, Undrafted won the Jaipur (G3) last June at Belmont Park and trained over the Keeneland turf course prior to his Breeders’ Cup run last year. Undrafted worked Tuesday morning here over the grass on the first day of turf training this spring.

John Velasquez, who was aboard Undrafted in the Jaipur victory and last year in the Breeders’ Cup, has the call Saturday and will break from post 13.

Power Alert, trained by Lynch, won the Silks Run at Gulfstream on March 14 in his most recent start. Both of his U.S. victories have come at five furlongs with Julien Leparoux aboard. Leparoux will be back aboard Saturday and break from post position 10.

The field for the Shakertown, from the inside out, is as follows: Mellow Fellow (Juan Vargas, 118 pounds), Go Blue Or Go Home (Miguel Mena, 118), Zee Bros (Paco Lopez, 118), Something Extra (Shaun Bridgmohan, 118), Choctaw Chuck (Taylor Rice, 118), Berlino Di Tiger (BRZ) (Florent Geroux, 118), Mosler (Jose Lezcano, 118), Heaven’s Runway (Junior Alvarado, 118), Channel Marker (Francisco Torres, 118), Power Alert (AUS) (Leparoux, 118), Amelia’s Wild Ride (Roberto Alvarado Jr., 118), Tightend Touchdown (Joe Bravo, 118) and Undrafted (John Velazquez, 118).

Source: Keeneland Association

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