OBS March graduates Revolutionary and Unlimited Budget, both trained by Todd Pletcher, will take on Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb and Preakness (G1) winner Oxbow in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Belmont Stakes (G1).
WinStar Farm LLC’s Revolutionary comes into the Belmont off a third place finish in the Derby. Second choice in the morning line at 9-2, he’ll break from post nine in the field of fourteen. He’ll be reunited with rider Javier Castellano, aboard when the colt by War Pass beat Mylute, third in the Preakness, to win the Louisiana Derby (G2) on March 30th. Revolutionary’s other graded win came in Aqueduct’s Withers Stakes (G3), in which he overcame a nightmare trip to rally and win by a neck in the final strides. Sold for $235,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, he brings a 7-3-1-3 record into the Belmont and has earned $988,500 to date. watch his under tack video
Pletcher will hoist rider Rosie Napravnik aboard Repole Stables’ Unlimited Budget, as the daughter of Street Sense tries to become the fourth filly to win the Belmont and the first since Rags to Riches in 2007. Listed at 8-1 on the morning line, she’ll break from post thirteen. Unbeaten prior to her third place finish in the Kentucky Oaks (G1), she has three graded stakes wins to her credit. She won Aqueduct’s Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at two and this year has captured the Rachel Alexandra (G3) and Fair Grounds Oaks (G2). Now 5-4-0-1 with earnings of $705,200, the Florida-bred filly by Street Sense was sold for $475,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2012 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video