“I want him to get a graded stakes win,” said owner-trainer Amy Tarrant, “and he’s better on the turf.”
Kiss the Kid, a son of Lemon Drop Kid * Black Tie Kiss, by Danzig, finished second in last year’s running of the Oceanport, and this year was third in both the Grade 1 Donn Handicap and Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap, both on the main track.
“He has the speed for the mile race,” she said. “He breaks sharp and can stay right with them.
“And the Oceanport is at a mile and an eighth, which is probably his best distance.”