A Good Friday Win for Easter (FR)

“Of course, it’s EASTER (FR) who wins!!”

That was announcer Chris Griffin’s call at Aqueduct today when Madaket Stables LLC’s Easter (FR) scored in an Aqueduct allowance going a mile on the turf.

He had a “ton of run” when Trevor McCarthy found room and gave the go, skimming down the rail to defeat 8/5 favorite Shutters and win going away by 1 3/4 lengths. This was career win number three for Easter (FR) and his first since back-to-back victories in France in 2020. He made his first start in this country at Aqueduct nearly a year ago on April 15, 2022.   He was 4th a month later in the Man O’War Stakes-G1 won by stablemate Highland Chief (IRE).

His next start was a second-place finish in an allowance at Belmont on June 30. Today was the 5-year-old gelding’s first start in nearly 10 months, and he was primed and ready to roll. Bred by Aleyrion Bloodstock Ltd., the dark bay is by Exosphere (AUS) out of Excellent Girl (GB), by Exceed and Excel (AUS).

Congrats to the Madaket team on today’s win!

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