05/06/2013 5:18PM

Belmont Park: Pletcher has pair for Peter Pan

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Tom Keyser
Abraham, most recently fourth in the Grade 3 Illinois Derby, likely will start in Saturday's Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park.

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who could do no better than third with his five runners in the Kentucky Derby, is expected to send out the duo of Abraham and Battier in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes.

Abraham, a son of Distorted Humor, is coming off a fourth-place finish in the Grade 3 Illinois Derby. Prior to that, he finished third in the Sunland Derby.

Battier, a son of Tale of the Cat, is a recent addition to the Pletcher barn after being purchased privately by Eclipse Thoroughbreds.

Battier, previously trained by Pablo Andrade, started out in the claiming ranks at Parx last fall but recently won an overnight stakes at Aqueduct.

Others pointing to the Peter Pan include Freedom Child, Infinite Magic, Incognito, Transparent, Sr. Quisqueyano, Narvaez, Saint Vigeur, Fear the Kitten, and possibly Declan’s Warrior.