04/08/2012 12:56PM

Kentucky Oaks: Pletcher taking wait and see approach with Broadway's Alibi

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Barbara D. Livingston
A breeze in two weeks at Palm Meadows will help trainer Todd Pletcher determine whether to send Broadway's Alibi to the May 4 Kentucky Oaks.

Comely Stakes winner Broadway’s Alibi will train at Palm Meadows while trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Joyce Robsham contemplate where to run next. Immediately following the Comely, Pletcher seemed less inclined to stretch her out to 1 1/8 miles in the Kentucky Oaks, but said Sunday he wouldn’t make that decision until after she breezes back in two weeks.

 “Mrs. Robsham is very patient. There’ll be no pressure from her to run in the Oaks unless we feel it’s absolutely the right thing to do,” Pletcher said.

 Carter one-two finishers Jackson Bend and Caleb’s Posse are likely headed for a rematch in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap on Memorial Day. Jackson Bend fended off Caleb’s Posse by a nose in the Carter - each horse earned 109 Beyer Speed Figures.

Jackson Bend will stay at Belmont until mid-week when the Saratoga backstretch opens.

Caleb's Posse left New York Sunday morning on a flight to Lexington, Ky., and then proceeeded to van to Oaklawn Park where he arrived at 6 a.m. Monday, according to trainer Donnie Von Hemel. Von Hemel said Caleb's Posse would move on to Arlington Park by the middle of next week where he will prepare for a return trip to New York for the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park on May 28.