Prince Will I Am may not have been ready for the big stage early in the year, but if his last two races were any indication, he could be ready to take New York by storm in Saturday's Grade 1, $250,000 Jamaica Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park.
The return of dual Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti in the Grade 1 Manhattan and a near-capacity field of 13 in the Grade 1 Acorn for 3-year-old fillies highlight Saturday's Belmont Stakes undercard at Belmont Park.
Confirming her status as a major player in the Breeders' Cup, Informed Decision launched a furious run down the middle of the track Saturday under Julien Leparoux to win the Grade 2, $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland.
Showing Up, the 2-5 favorite, repelled a stern challenge from Outperformance in upper stretch and drew off to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Grade 2, $300,000 Jamaica Breeders' Cup Handicap at Belmont Park.
Raging Fever overcame a sloppy track and a surprising early pace challenge from Atelier to win Saturday's Grade 3, $158,300 Bed o' Roses Breeders' Cup Handicap by three-quarters of a length before 5,648 at Aqueduct.