One year after Promise Keeper won the Peter Pan S. (G3), We the People became Constitution’s second consecutive winner of the 1 1/8-mile race with a blowout 10 ¼-length victory over the off going.
The race serves as the local prep for the June 11 Belmont S. (G1), a race that is under strong consideration according to We the People’s connections.
"The Belmont Stakes is a consideration for sure. The way he galloped out and the way he handled the mile-and-an-eighth, it's something to consider," said Elliott Walden, CEO, president, and racing manager of WinStar Farm, who co-own the colt with CMNWLTH. and Siena Farm.
We the People was urged a bit out of the gate by Flavien Prat, taking the lead and setting a sensible quarter-mile in :23.66. After getting to the six-furlong mark in 1:11.25 with a one-length lead, We the People began to slip away from the field. He turned it on in the stretch and opened up at will to get the distance over the good, but sealed race track, in 1:48.27. He earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 103.
The victory upped We the People’s earnings to $230,250, with a mark of 3-0-0 in four starts.
Pedigree notes from the TDN
We the People is the 21st worldwide graded winner (13 NH & 8 SH) and 34th worldwide black-type scorer (22 NH & 12 SH) for Constitution. The colt is also the 29th graded victor and 54th blacktype winner out of a daughter of WinStar’s pensioned Tiznow. We the People is bred on the same Constitution/Tiznow cross as the stallion's best son, Tiz the Law, whose quartet of Grade I wins includes the Belmont. We the People's unraced dam Letchworth is a daughter of GI Ballerina H. winner Harmony Lodge. Ledgeworth has a juvenile colt by Always Dreaming, who brought $220,000 at the recent OBS April Sale, and a yearling colt by Audible. She was bred back to More Than Ready.