Divisidero, who won the American Turf Stakes (gr. II) on Derby day with an impressive homestretch rally, has been entered to race in the $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes on May 30th at Belmont Park.
Trained by William Bradley, Divisidero has won two of his three career starts, with his only defeat coming after a troubled trip in the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. A son of Kitten’s Joy, Divisidero’s spectacular turn-of-foot has earned him a reputation as one of the most promising turf horses in the country, and the Pennine Ridge Stakes will likely be a stepping stone to bigger and more prestigious races down the road, including the $1.25 million Belmont Derby (gr. I) on July 4th.
Divisidero will face seven rivals in the nine-furlong Pennine Ridge, including a trio from the barn of Chad Brown. Here are the entries:
1 Rock Eagle, Rajiv Maragh, Barclay Tagg
2 Chief Kitten, John Velazquez, Chad Brown
3 Eh Cumpari, Luis Saez, Michel Dilger
4 Startup Nation, Joel Rosario, Chad Brown
5 World Approval, Julien Leparoux, Mark Casse
6 Takeover Target, Irad Ortiz Jr., Chad Brown
7 Divisidero, Rafael Hernandez, William Bradley
8 Made in Detroit, Junior Alvarado, Richard Violette Jr.