I've been watching Bittel Road, 4th in the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park on Dec. 20, school this week at Santa Anita for trainer Tod Pletcher. A gorgeous Stormy Atlantic colt, Bittel Road has been handling his schooling paces with lots of class. He drew the inside post in a field of nine for Saturday's Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1-1/16 miles.
He will face CashCall Futurity winner Pioneer of the Nile and runner up I Want Revenge in a stellar field of Derby hopefuls.
Here’s how the field shapes up, including jockeys and weights, in post position order:
- Bittel Road, Velazquez, 122
- Pioneer of the Nile, Gomez, 122
- Papa Clem, Bejarano, 115
- I Want Revenge, Talamo, 115
- Mark S the Cooler, Nakatani, 115
- Oil Man, Smith, 115
- Brother Keith, Tyler Baze, 115
- Shafted, Rosario, 117
- Charlie’s Moment, Jose Valdivia Jr., 117