From the Keeneland Media Team:

Stronach Stable’s Delta Prince, a 6-year-old son of Street Cry (IRE) who is a half-brother to champion Royal Delta, could give trainer James Jerkens a second victory in the Spring Meet’s prestigious 1-mile turf race when he starts in Friday’s $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1).

In 2005, Artie Schiller won the Maker’s for Jerkens and came within a nose of repeating the following year when he was edged by Miesque’s Approval.

Jerkens’ most recent starter at Keeneland was Effinex, runner-up to American Pharoah in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). He is not overly concerned about the prospects of a less than firm turf course Friday for Delta Prince’s run in the Maker’s 46 Mile because of the chance of heavy rain that morning.

“It looks like he tries hard no matter what the surface,” Jerkens said of Delta Prince, who has compiled a 9-4-2-2 record on the turf in his career. “The ground was soft in the Fourstardave (G1) and the Pegasus (World Cup Turf Invitational [G1]) and he ran well.”