LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Zulu is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, which will award 170 points toward the Kentucky Derby.
The Todd Pletcher-trained colt drew the No. 4 post position on Tuesday for Saturday’s Grade 1 race to be run over 1 1/8 miles. Zulu was second to Derby contender Mohaymen in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream on Feb. 27 and has two wins in three starts.
Brody’s Cause is the 4-1 second choice and drew the No. 6 position. He won last fall’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland and finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile behind Nyquist, who’s currently second with 130 Derby points.
Donegal Moon, another Pletcher horse, is a 5-1 choice after drawing the No. 2 position.
A full field of 14 horses was entered. There are two also-eligibles, who could run in the event of a scratch.
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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Prize Exhibit rallied from fifth with three furlongs remaining and won the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths Monday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Mike Smith, Prize Exhibit ran a mile on turf in 1:35.56 and paid $8.80, $4.40 and $3.40.
Ireland-bred Jeremy’s Legacy returned $9 and $4.60. The Mystic was another head back in third and paid $3.40 to show as the 3-1 second choice.
The Grade 3 victory, worth $60,000, increased Prize Exhibit’s career earnings to $637,045, with seven wins in 31 starts. She had been winless in 10 starts since capturing the Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes at the track a year ago.
“She can be tricky,” trainer Jim Cassidy said. “We’ve had to do a lot of different things with her and she’s just been happier lately.”
NEW YORK — Green Gratto held on to win the $125,000 Toboggan Stakes by a head on Monday at Aqueduct.
The 7-year-old set the pace under persistent pressure from Story to Tell. Green Gratto finally put away that rival in deep stretch, and had enough in reserve to fend off a final challenge from All Star Red.
The victory capped a big weekend at Aqueduct for jockey Kendrick Carmouche, who got three stakes wins in a four-day span.
The New Jersey-bred Green Gratto, owned and trained by Gaston Grant, earned his eighth win in 51 starts. The time was 1:10.74 for the six furlongs.
Green Gratto paid $7.30, $4.50 and $2.40 as the 5-2 second choice.
All Star Red returned $11 and $3.40, and Stallwalkin’ Dude, the 4-5 favorite, paid $2.10 to show.