Seven juveniles will attempt to navigate 1 1/8 miles on the Aqueduct main surface in Saturday’s $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2). This race has produced some strong horses in recent years and an interesting cast will each attempt to earn their first graded win today.

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Here’s a look at the field:

Jungle Warrior Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
1 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $32,012

Top BRIS Speed rating (79) earned in the Summer Stakes (Can-G1)

Owner: Stronach Stables
Breeder: Adena Springs (KY)
Trainer: James Jerkens
Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Sire: Animal Kingdom
Dam: Harissa
Color: Bay

Kentucky-bred colt invades from Woodbine and will make his dirt debut in the Remsen. May foal was a game winner on the turf at first asking and made up some ground late after a slow break in the Summer Stakes (Can-G1) most recently at Woodbine. Contender shows six morning drills on dirt in the Empire State in preparation of this one, including a bullet blowout on November 29, and can’t be dismissed.


Chinomado Career Racing Stats

12 Starts
1 Wins
3 Place
4 Show
Total Career Earnings: $74,045

Top BRIS Speed rating (81) earned in an allowance race two back

Owner: Maria Ines Mejia
Breeder: Jamie Mejia and Maria Ines Mejia (FL)
Trainer: Jamie Mejia
Jockey: Luis Reyes

Sire: Regal Ransom
Dam: Kidding
Color: Bay

Long shot son of Regal Ransom is the most experienced runner in the field, having amassed 12 races in his juvenile season to date. May foal was third in a Florida sprint stakes last out and goes long on dirt for the initial time in the Remsen. He would be a surprise.


Bourbon War Career Racing Stats

1 Starts
1 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $38,500

Top BRIS Speed rating (81) earned in debut maiden win

Owner: Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable
Breeder: Conquest Stables LLC (KY)
Trainer: Mark Hennig
Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Sire: Tapit
Dam: My Conquestadory
Color: Bay

Second-time starter won an off-the-turf race going one-mile at Aqueduct for trainer Mark Hennig. Well-bred youngster comes back in two weeks while upgrading to top pilot Irad Ortiz Jr. First foal out of a very talented dam intrigues with an extra furlong to work with in this spot.

Gladiator King Career Racing Stats

4 Starts
2 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $57,550

Top BRIS Speed rating (91) earned in a maiden race three back

Owner: Jamie Mejia
Breeder: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY)
Trainer: Jamie Mejia
Jockey: Julian Pimentel

Sire: Curlin
Dam: Golden Dawn
Color: Chestnut

One of two from the Mejia barn has been first or second in three straight, but he gets a real class test in the Remsen. Colt looms as the pacesetter in this cast as he enters off a pair of five-furlong turf sprints in the Sunshine State. Kentucky-bred is in an ambitious spot making his two-turn bow, though.


Network Effect Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
1 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $86,750

Top BRIS Speed rating (99) earned in Nashua Stakes (G3)

Owner: Klaravich Stables Inc.
Breeder: Louis Jolin (FL)
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Javier Castellano

Sire: Mark Valeski
Dam: Sandy Key Gal
Color: Chestnut

Obvious contender followed up a strong debut tally with an excellent second in the Nashua Stakes (G3), finishing seven lengths clear of his nearest foe. Florida-bred has displayed a fine turn of foot to date, hinting that the distance will be within his scope on this occasion. Colt is a must use for top connections.

Maximus Mischief Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $54,600

Top BRIS Speed rating (104) earned in allowance win last out

Owner: Cash is King LLC and LC Racing
Breeder: Martha Jane Mulholland (KY)
Trainer: Robert E. Reid Jr.
Jockey: Frankie Pennington

Sire: Into Mischief
Dam: Reina Maria
Color: Bay

Parx shipper has been dominant in two lifetime races, winning by a combined 14 3/4 lengths. $340,000 juvenile purchase has never been headed to date and tries two turns for the first time in the Remsen. Colt has sizzled with a pair of bullet morning moves in his last trio of workouts. February foal could be the real deal with a big future.

Tax Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
1 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $18,800

Top BRIS Speed rating (84) earned in maiden win last out

Owner: Corms Racing Stable and Hugh Lynch
Breeder: Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider (KY)
Trainer: Danny Gargan
Jockey: Manuel Franco

Sire: Arch
Dam: Toll
Color: Dark Bay

Recent claim draws outside in the field in a first for his new connections. Gelding broke through with a maiden win over $50,000 claimers at Keeneland and is intriguing with a pedigree which suggests that distance will be a benefit. Kentucky-bred gets first-time Lasix and also comes in with a swift, bullet half-mile move earlier in the week.