11/20/2012 5:11PM

Aqueduct: Repole to run two in Remsen

Barbara D. Livingston
Overanalyze will start in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Remsen Stakes for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct.

Mike Repole said Tuesday he plans to run both Micromanage and Overanalyze in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Remsen Stakes for 2-year-olds. Both colts are trained by Todd Pletcher as is Delhomme, who also is expected for that race.

It was believed that Repole would run Micromanage in the Remsen and Overanalyze in the Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs. Overanalyze, who won the Grade 2 Futurity at Belmont on Sept. 30, finished third as the 9-5 favorite in the Grade 3 Iroquois at Churchill on Oct. 28. He had subsequently been training at Churchill, including a half-mile move in 50 seconds Sunday.

“Let’s get a mile-and-an-eighth, two-turn race under their belts as 2-year-olds,” Repole said as a reason why he’s running both horses in the same race. “I’d love to win the Remsen with one of them. Hopefully, this is a stepping-stone to bigger and better things at 3. The winner of this race between the two of them might not even be the better horse next year.”

Micromanage is a son of Medagalia d’Oro who won a seven-furlong maiden race by five lengths Sept. 1 at Saratoga before finishing fifth in the Grade 1 Champagne, 10 lengths behind Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Shanghai Bobby.

“That race seemed like a merry-go-round,” Repole said. “The only two horses who passed each other were Micromanage who went from sixth to fifth and Shanghai Bobby who went from second to first. I think we’ll know a lot more about Micromanage after this race.”

The Remsen is shaping up to have a large field. In addition to the trio of Pletcher trainees, others expected to run include Frac Daddy, Indy’s Illusion, Irsaal, Keep the Canoli, Normandy Invasion, Quinzieme Monarque, and Stormy Len.