Updated on 09/18/2011 1:24AM

Out of Gwedda vs. only 3


ELMONT, N.Y. - Because of a lack of opportunities, trainer Todd Pletcher hasn't been able to showcase his full arsenal of juvenile talent this spring at Belmont Park, but what he has sent out has certainly been impressive.

Pletcher has won the only two open-company races run this meet for juvenile colts with Out of Gwedda and Scat Daddy. While Scat Daddy awaits a probable start in the Sanford Stakes later this month at Saratoga, Out of Gwedda heads a compact field entered for Tuesday's $100,000 Tremont Stakes at Belmont.

will face only three rivals in the 5 1/2-furlong race, which shares billing with the Grade 2 Dwyer on a 10-race Fourth of July card.

On May 5, Out of Gwedda rolled to a six-length victory over Trip to the Bank, a well-bet first-time starter trained by Kiaran McLaughlin who was sent off the 4-5 favorite. Out of Gwedda, a son of Out of Place, ran five furlongs in 56.78 seconds under Mike Luzzi and earned a gaudy Beyer Speed Figure of 97.

"He did everything right first time out and we've been pointing for this since then," said Pletcher, who won this race in 1999 with More Than Ready and in 2003 with Heckle.

Mike Luzzi was up for the maiden win, but John Velazquez, who was injured at the time, has the call on Tuesday.

In 2004, the Maryland-based trainer Tim Salzman won the four-horse Tremont with 14-1 shot Gold Joy. Tuesday, Salzman saddles , who won a New York-bred maiden race by 13 1/2 lengths here on May 18. He'll be running just 16 days after finishing second to stablemate Gonetoground in an allowance race at Delaware Park.

Salzman said Gonzo Bonzo Beans broke uncharacteristically slowly that day, while Gonetoground broke better and was long gone. He said Gonzo Bonzo Beans thrives on racing, which is why he has no qualms abut wheeling him back in 16 days.

John Destefano, who recently returned to training after an 11-month hiatus, will saddle Pride of Seattle. Owner Ed Wachtel purchased Pride of Seattle after the son of Slew City Slew won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race at Woodbine on June 2.

"He's a very laid-back horse," Destefano said. "He's a 2-year-old with the demeanor of a 5-year-old. He ran well on the dirt, but he's really bred to be a superior turf horse."

Superstar Lebo, who won a slowly run New York-bred race on June 16, completes the field.