05/09/2012 4:07PM

Belmont: Currency Swap returns to New York for You and I Stakes


Currency Swap, last year’s Grade 1 Hopeful winner where he beat, among others, I’ll Have Another, returns to New York at Belmont Park in Saturday’s $85,000 You and I Stakes at seven furlongs.

Currency Swap finished second to Gemologist in a one-turn mile allowance race at Gulfstream on March 16 before finishing 11th as the favorite in the Illinois Derby, his first start around two turns last month.

Currency Swap will take on Hardened Wildcat, winner of the Fred “Cappy” Capossela Stakes as well as minor stakes winner Phil Dancer, Tightend Touchdown, and Brian.

Rajiv Maragh, aboard for the Hopeful win, will be reunited with Currency Swap in the You and I.

◗ Beginning this weekend, the late pick-four pool will have a guaranteed pool of $350,000 each Saturday.

◗ Edgar Prado has returned to New York and will be represented by Jim Riccio Jr.