Trainer Todd Pletcher indicated Overtook (Curlin) will make his next start in the May 8 GIII Peter Pan S. at Belmont Park. Since finishing second behind Risk Taking in the GIII Withers S. Feb. 6 at Aqueduct, the son of Grade I winner Got Lucky (A.P. Indy) has registered two easy half-mile works at Pletcher's Palm Beach Downs base, including the latest a a four-furlong move in :50.75 Mar. 6. The Repole Stable, St. Elias Stable, Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith runner is expected to return the work tab this weekend.
“We just got a little off schedule with him,” Pletcher said. “He's training every day at Palm Beach and he'll breeze this weekend. We'd like to get him ready for the Peter Pan.”
Pletcher indicated a strong effort in the Peter Pan, a nine-furlong test for sophomores, would likely make the June 5 GI Belmont S. the next goal.
“That's what we're hoping,” Pletcher said. “If we have a good performance in the Peter Pan it could propel him into the Belmont.”
A $1 million purchase at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Overtook was a third out maiden winner Dec. 20 at Aqueduct before finishing a late-closing second in the Withers.