The one-mile Ack Ack, carded as Race 9 with a post time of 4:53 p.m. ET, could serve as a prep for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 7 at Keeneland. First post Saturday is 12:45 p.m.
Trained by Brad Cox, Warrior’s Charge was elevated to first in last month’s Philip H. Iselin Stakes (G3) at Monmouth after interference by Pirate’s Punch in the stretch. Warrior’s Charge, a 4-year-old son of Munnings, won the $500,000 Razorback (G3) at Oaklawn earlier this year and finished second behind By My Standards in the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2).
Jockey Florent Geroux will ride Warrior’s Charge in the Ack Ack from post No. 1.
Other rivals that entered Saturday’s affair include Don Tiger’s multiple graded stakes winner American Anthem; Calumet Farm’s 2019 Preakness runner-up Everfast; Allied Racing and Spendthrift Farm’s four-time Grade 3 hero Mr. Money; and Heads Up Racing and M and M Racing’s multiple stakes winner Pioneer Spirit.
In total, the Ack Ack field has combined for 65 wins and more than $6.94 million in purse earnings.