Promising 3-year-old colts Swag Daddy and Street Life head a group of seven runners entered to decide the $75,000 Broad Brush Stakes Saturday at Aqueduct.
Swag Daddy, a New York-bred son of Scat Daddy owned by Eric Fein and trained by Richard Dutrow, won the Damon Runyon Stakes at Aqueduct last December. The $170,000 OBS sale graduate will have Alan Garcia in the irons.
Jockey Junior Alvarado, who had partnered with Swag Daddy in his previous races, is sticking with Street Life. The son of Street Sense broke his maiden in impressive fashion Feb. 11 at Aqueduct for trainer Chad Brown. Hidden Brook Farm sold an interest in the colt to Robert and Janice McNair’s Magnolia Racing Stable following that victory.
Trainer Michael Trombetta will send out Hard Facts. A two-time winner in four starts, the son of Hard Spun most recently captured an optional claiming event at Laurel.
Festive Spirit makes his first start for trainer Charlton Baker and owner Blue Stork Stables. The son of Malibu Moon was claimed away from trainer Todd Pletcher last time out in a runner-up effort for $50,000.
The Broad Brush is the second race on the card and has a post time of 1:22 p.m.
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