Since the claims of Tom Cat Allie last fall and Victory at Last in February, we’ve been looking for their replacements, and we’ve found them.
On February 22nd, we claimed Alston Gunter, a six-year-old Maryland-bred gelding. His first outing for us is scheduled to be the Mr. Diz Stakes on opening weekend at Pimlico, a race where he ran 4th last year, beaten just a length and a half.
And then on March 16th, we claimed Afternoon Treat, a six-year-old New Jersey-bred gelding with an excellent record at Monmouth. We’ll give him a couple of vraces at Aqueduct and then take aim at the Jersey Shore.
Our third horse, Megalithic, is due back from his winter vacation early in April and will likely return to the races on the turf at Belmont.