Sponsored by Alex Nichols
3rd-BEL $64k, MSW, 2yo, 5f, post time: 2:23 p.m.
The timely named FAUCI (Malibu Moon) is the 4-5 morning-line favorite in the first 2-year-old race of the year in New York. Trained by Wesley Ward for Lindy Farms and Ice Wine Stable, the bay colt was a $175,000 KEESEP yearling. The race also includes a pair of graduates of the recent OBS March sale. Kelly Breen saddles Garoppolo (Outwork), who was purchased by Mr Amore Stable for $125,000 following a :21 1/5 quarter-mile work in Ocala. The bay colt is a son of multiple stakes placed Romantic Cuvee (Cuvee). Todd Pletcher sends out Repole Stable's Prisoner (Violence) who was purchased for $175,000 following a :10 flat furlong work. The dark bay colt, out of stakes winner Al Max Diner (End Sweep), is a half-brother to multiple graded placed Manuka Honey (Borrego). TJCIS PPs