Darley Stable’s Make Your Move makes his stakes debut in Saturday’s 96th edition of the Grade 2 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park.
The bay gelding is by the 2006 Eclipse Award winning 3-year-old male, Bernardini, and has three victories including a win in his last start, a 1 1/2-length score in a 7-furlong contest at Belmont Park on May 30. Make Your Move was broken and trained in Aiken by Tim Jones.
The 3-year-old colt’s wins have all come during his sophomore campaign, and the Kiaran McLaughlin charge turned in a bullet work at the Greentree Training Center at Saratoga, breezing a half-mile in 49 seconds on June 28.
Make Your Move broke his maiden this winter at Gulfstream Park, winning a 1 1/16-mile race that had originally been carded for the turf and moved to the main track, by 5 3/4-lengths over a sloppy surface. The bay gelding is a half-brother to graded stakes placed Freyga and to stakes placed Sooner Superstar.
Make Your Move has drawn post position no. 5 in the six horse field and is 10/1 on the morning line.
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. will have the call for the first time on the 3-time winner for the 1 1/16-mile race.
Make Your Move has 3 wins from 8 starts, and has bankrolled $89,974.