03/20/2013 4:01PM

Aqueduct: Quinzieme Monarque to try Grade 1 Wood Memorial

Tom Keyser
Quinzieme Monarque is winless in two starts on dirt but will try again in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial.

Quinzieme Monarque, fourth to Rydilluc in the Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream on March 3, will switch to dirt for the Grade 1 Wood Memorial on April 6, trainer Tom Albertrani said.

Quinzieme Monarque, a son of Rock Hard Ten, is winless in two dirt tries, finishing fourth in an off-the-turf maiden race last summer at Saratoga and fourth, beaten 17 1/2 lengths, in the Grade 2 Remsen here last November.

“He may prefer the turf, but we’ll take a shot and see what happens,” Albertrani said.

Albertrani also will be represented in the Grade 2 Gazelle for 3-year-old fillies by Let Me Entertain U, who won the Beru Stakes by a neck March 3 after finishing third behind Princess of Sylmar in the Busher on Feb. 2.

“She’s still very green,” Albertrani said. “In the mornings, she looks around a lot. I think she can improve some more.”

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