It could be a wild renewal of the Grade 2, $400,000 Remsen at Aqueduct on Saturday with 14 two-year-olds in the field, and a short, wide run into the first turn looms for some of the more highly rated entrants marooned with outside posts in the 1 1/8-mile fixture.
The lone stakes winner in the field is Ostrolenka, who exits a 2 1/2-length victory over New York-breds in the $250,000 Sleepy Hallow at Belmont. Preceding that win with a maiden score by more than 14 lengths, the Musket Man colt will be joined here by stablemate Royal Burgh, a neck debut winner against open company at Keeneland.
Other last-out maiden winners in the lineup are Classy Class, who cruised by four lengths on debut going 6 1/2 furlongs at Belmont, and Frosted, who drew off to win by 5 1/4 lengths going a mile at Aqueduct in his third career start. Both colts are trained by Kiaran McLaughlin.
Ostrolenka, Classy Class, and Frosted drew posts 12, 11, and 14, respectively. Market Conduct, twice stakes-placed in New York-bred company, drew post 13.
Also exiting solid maiden wins are Eh Cumpari, Combat Diver, and Leave the Light On. Moonlight Bandit is another, but he was cross-entered to Saturday's Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs along with allowance-placed stablemate Flashaway.
Others of note include The Truth Or Else, a distant third in both the Champagne and Nashua, and Churchill graduate Keen Ice, a son of Curlin who finished fifth in last month's Breeders' Futurity after a slow start.