Full field of accomplished entrants comprise NYSSS Spectacular Bid
At 0h19, on June 18, 2021 • By BELMONT PARK
A full field of 13 that includes stakes-winners and a Breeders’ Cup participant will take aim at Saturday’s $150,000 New York Stallion Stakes Series Spectacular Bid for eligible New York-sired 3-year-olds going seven furlongs on the Belmont Park Widener turf course.
The 15th running of the NYSSS Spectacular Bid is one of two New York stallion stakes on Saturday’s docket, along with the $150,0000 Cupecoy’s Joy for sophomore fillies that is also contested at seven furlongs on the Widener course.
Dreamer’s Disease will return to the turf after five consecutive main track appearances, including a sixth-place finish in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in November at Keeneland. Trainer Robertino Diodoro said the son of Laoban exited his last-out fifth place finish in the 1 1/16-mile Texas Derby over a sloppy and sealed track at Lone Star Park in good order and will now return to the turf, where he broke his maiden at second asking in August at Ellis Park.
Dreamer’s Disease, owned by Cypress Creek Equine and Arnold Bennewith, was bred in Kentucky by Southern Equine Stables. He started the year with a sixth-place effort in the Grade 2 Pat Day Mile on Kentucky Derby Day in May at Churchill Downs. He will be making his second start in a NYSSS race after running seventh in the Great White Way in a contest won by fellow Spectacular Bid contender Hold the Salsa in December at Aqueduct Racetrack.