The field is set for the $1 million Haskell, where Nyquist will be trying to re-stake his claim as the top three-year-old in the country.
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Consumer Credit headlines the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 3-5 for trainer Chad Brown. A sophomore daughter of More Than Ready, she has won three of her six starts including the Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3). She was last seen finishing second in the Florida Oaks (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs as the favorite. She will have Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the irons and they are scheduled to break from post position five as she goes for her second win of the year.
Christophe Clement will saddle Pine Needles as the second choice at odds of 4-1 on the morning line. A chestnut daughter of Giant’s Causeway, she will be making her stakes debut and is a perfect two-for-two so far in her career. She was last seen winning an optional claiming race by a neck at Gulfstream Park in March over a field of ten rivals. Luis Saez will be aboard and they will break from post position two.
Colour Party (IRE) also hails from the Christophe Clement barn and has been tabbed at odds of 5-1 on the morning line. Bred in Ireland, the bay daughter of Invincible Spirit (IRE) will be making her first North American start and her three-year-old debut. She has one win from four starts and has been training steadily for her first start of the year. Junior Alvarado will be aboard from the outside post.
On Sunday at Monmouth Park, the featured race is the $300,000 United Nations Stakes. Scheduled to be run at a mile and three-eighths on the turf, the Grade 1 event has drawn a field of ten colts and geldings.
On Sunday at Monmouth Park, the featured race is the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, a key prep race for the Haskell Invitational (G1). The Grade 3 event will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth and has drawn a field of seven three-year-olds.