TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

Meantime

MEANTIME (c, ShacklefordLivermore Leslie, by Mt. Livermore)

O-Silverton Hill LLC. B-Brent & Beth Harris (KY). T-Brian A. Lynch. Sales History: $230,000 Ylg ’15 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: GSP, 4-1-2-1, $83,740.

Last Start: 2nd, GIII Peter Pan S., BEL, May 13

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This front-running new shooter will be a definite pace factor in the Belmont S., but the obvious questions are how fast and for how long–especially considering the likelihood that the always-keen Irish War Cry figures to loom just off his flank as a menacing presence through the first half of the arduous 12-furlong test. Since debuting second in a February one-turn-mile maiden at Gulfstream at 53-1 odds (behind fellow Belmont S. starter Patch), this colt was third as a beaten favorite at seven furlongs, then aired by 7 1/2 lengths in the Keeneland mud over nine furlongs in April. His affinity for a wet surface was evident in a decent second in the Belmont slop in the May 13 Peter Pan S., and Meantime’s connections felt that effort was strong enough to earn him a berth in the Belmont S. “Just to get a piece of it I’d be happy,” said trainer Brian Lynch. “My main thing is there is not a lot of speed in the race. He could be left alone, and lone speed is always dangerous.”

 

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FINISH RACE
2nd GIII Peter Pan S.
1st Maiden
3rd Maiden
2nd Maiden