Aqueduct routinely hosts competitive maiden races in the fall, with graduates frequently proving to be among their generation’s best. Saturday’s fifth race had all the ingredients to add to that reputation, with a number of entrants coming in with some hype to them. Making his career debut, Litigate stalked the pace and came with a strong late move to pull clear of his rivals in deep stretch! The two-year-old is a member of the 2021 Elmont, LLC, selected by Dr. Carr and Paula Parsons at the 2021 Keeneland September Sale. The victory earned him a feature on TwinSpires’ Kentucky Derby maiden watch, found here.
Litigate has joined the Todd Pletcher barn at Belmont Park.
08/20 – 3f:38.68 (Belmont Park),
08/27 – 3f:39.22 (Belmont Park),
09/03 – 4f:50.75 (Belmont Park),
09/09 – 4f:49.17 (Belmont Park),
09/30 – 4f:49.75 (Belmont Park)(white cap),
10/09 – 4f:49.47 (Belmont Park)(outside horse),
10/15 – 4f:48.81 (Belmont Park),
10/22 – 5f:1:01.55 (Belmont Park)(white cap),
10/29 – 4f:47.47 (Belmont Park)(outside horse),
11/04 – 5f:1:01.55 (Belmont Park),
11/11 – 4f:46.20 (Belmont Park)