Castle Village Farm’s 4-year-old colt Strings and Arrows tries the turf for the first time on Saturday, April 3rd, at Aqueduct, in the 11th race (post time 6:17 pm). It’s a NY-bred maiden special weight at 1 1/16th miles, with a full field of 12 entered. Victor Santiago will ride for CVF trainer Leah Gyarmati.
Strings and Arrows will be wheeling back on two weeks’ rest from his good 3rd-place finish on the dirty on March 21st. With Northern Dancer and His Majesty in his pedigree, and several siblings who ran very well on grass, we’re hoping to see a strong race in his first turf try.