By Dick Downey
Incognito, last seen running fifth in the Grade II Peter Pan, is being considered for the Belmont Stakes, according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
The colt breezed four furlongs in :50.01 (66/89) Monday.
“He worked well, and Jimmy Bell (President of Darley America) was here, so we’re going to talk about it in the next day or two and see if we give it a shot,” said McLaughlin. “The main reason we’re even talking about it is that he truly wants a mile and a half, and you don’t get many opportunities.”
Also on Monday, trainer Chad Brown proclaimed Peter Pan runner-up Saint Vigeur “doubtful” for the Belmont Stakes after the Smart Strike colt developed a quarter crack.
“Number one, he popped a quarter crack, so first and foremost I have to get that addressed,” Brown said. “Number two, we were always kind of on the fence anyway. We like the horse, we think he’s a nice horse and he ran good in the Peter Pan, but I don’t know if he’s quite ready for a grade I. Those factors and the quarter crack kind of made our decision for us. I’d say I’m 90 percent sure I’m not going to run.”