Versatile Big Screen aims for consecutive stakes wins in Saturday’s Bold Ruler

  • Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 10:40 p.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, October 25, 2013 10:42 p.m.

Big Screen would have been the perfect performer during Hollywood’s golden era.

The Dogwood campaigned runner has won on the dirt and the turf, captured races at ages 2, 3 and 4, is a stakes winner, and is graded stakes placed. The son of Speightstown is versatile, and although he may not sing, dance, act and have great comedic timing, he’s definitely a horse who appears to be comfortable at any sprint distance, on multiple surfaces, and is capable of turning in a big effort on an off track.

The 4-year-old gray colt was trained in Aiken by Legacy Stable’s Brad Stauffer and Ron Stevens, and is conditioned by Tom Albertrani at the racetrack.

Big Screen returns Saturday in the 7-furlong, $200,000, Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap at Belmont Park. A stakes winner his last time out, capturing the Who’s to Pay Stakes at 1-mile on the turf at Belmont Park on Sept. 13, the four-time winner will have jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. up, break from post position no. 2 in the six horse field, and is 4/1 on the morning line.

The colt worked Oct. 19 at Belmont Park, breezing 5-furlongs in 1:01.88. Big Screen has earned $295,170.

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