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Alpha Heads to New York; My Adonis Breezes


Alpha was jetted to New York from Florida, and My Adonis breezed a bullet half-mile at Aqueduct after being vanned from Belmont Park.

Alpha boarded a Tex Sutton flight to Farmingdale, Long Island, following his final serious Wood work at Palm Meadows, where he went a half-mile in :49.17 (6/21).

“He breezed great, galloped out in 1:02 3/5,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “It was just what we were looking for, and he hopped right on the plane and should arrive mid-afternoon.”

My Adonis, with Cornelio Velasquez aboard, zipped four furlongs over the main track in :47.12 (1/17).

“The horse worked great, and he came out of it great,” said trainer Kelly Breen by telephone from Florida. “He’ll tell us his story in the Wood. If he jumps up and runs a big race, I wouldn’t be surprised.”

Along with Alpha and My Adonis, others targeting the Wood include:

--Casual Trick, most recently seventh in the Grade II Fountain of Youth;

--Gemologist, seven-length allowance winner at Gulfstream Park on March 16;

--Street Life, who has won his two most recent starts, including the Broad Brush at Aqueduct on March 17;

--The Lumber Guy, two-for-two, including the Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel Park on Feb. 25;

--Tiger Walk, third in the Withers and fourth in the Gotham in his two most recent starts.

Possible starters, according to NYRA stakes coordinator Andrew Byrnes, are Brimstone Island, Cozzetti, Prospective and Teeth of the Dog.

--Edited NYRA release

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