11/23/2011 4:42PM

Aqueduct: Remsen has look of a scramble

Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Managed Account wins the Toccet earlier this month. He is the only stakes winner in the field for the Remsen.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - When To Honor and Serve won last year’s Remsen, he was 3-5 against just four opponents. This year’s Remsen is an entirely different race, with a 10-horse field and no heavy favorite.

Seven of the 10 horses are simply maiden winners and only one – Managed Account – has a stakes victory. Managed Account, a son of Malibu Moon trained by Terri Pompay, won the Toccet Stakes going a one-turn mile here on Nov. 6. He shipped to Florida where on Tuesday he worked a bullet half-mile in 47 seconds at Gulfstream Park before shipping back to New York.

Managed Account drew post 7 and will be ridden by Rajiv Maragh.

Among the more interesting challengers is Souper Speedy, a half-brother to Brilliant Speed who won his debut going seven furlongs in front-running fashion over a muddy Belmont track on Oct. 1. Trainer Tom Albertrani said he wasn’t expecting Souper Speedy to win at first asking.

“To me he looked like a horse that would need a race to wake up a little bit,” Albertrani said. “He’s done well since then. Hopefully, he has a nice future ahead.”

Souper Speedy is owned by Live Oak Plantation.

Others in the Remsen include El Padrino, Done Talking, Our Entourage, Mucho Mas Macho, Stephanoatsee, O’Prado Again, Speightscity and Scatter a Star.


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