R Gypsy Gold Takes Belmont's Endear S.
, $88,200, BEL, 7-4, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:42 4/5, ft.
1--R GYPSY GOLD, 118, f, 4, Bernardini--Broadway Gold (SW, $166,645), by Seeking the Gold
. O-E Paul Robsham Stables LLC; B-Mrs E P Robsham (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher; J-Javier Castellano; $54,000. Lifetime Record: 12-4-2-3, $206,167. *1/2 to Broadway's Alibi (Vindication), MGSW & GISP, $521,500.
, 120, m, 5, Read the Footnotes--Lady Nelson, by Sea Hero. ($6,500 RNA wlng '07 KEENOV). O-Broadway Blue Stable. $18,000.
3--Tiz the Argument
, 118, f, 4, Closing Argument--Tiz Victoria, by Tiznow. O-Jay Em Ess Stable. $9,000.
Margins: 1 3/4, 2 3/4, 3. Odds: 2.35, 2.40, 1.30.
R Gypsy Gold, a 7 1/2-length winner at Monmouth early in her 3-year-old season, was a credible third behind another Todd Pletcher sophomore, Buster's Ready (More Than Ready), in the GI Mother Goose S. Later in the season, the half-sister to MGSW Broadway's Alibi (Vindication) recorded a pair of wins over this track, including the 8 1/2-panel Real Prize S. Oct. 27 before rounding out the campaign with a sixth behind Awesome Feather (Awesome of Course) in the Nov. 26 GI Gazelle S. over nine furlongs at the Big A. In her only prior start this term, the E Paul Robsham homebred was a narrow second in the Mar. 17 Wayward Lass S. at Tampa and was given ample support to go one better here. Content to stalk a pumped up Tiz The Argument, who was pressed by a fresh Opus A, the bay began to inch up along the rail before being taken to the outside by Javier Castellano for the stretch drive. On even terms with Opus A as Tiz the Argument gave way along the inside, the fillies raced in tandem for a few strides before R Gypsy Gold forged ahead and was clear at the wire. The Pletcher/Robsham connection also teamed up yesterday for a first-out juvenile winner at Monmouth in the form of I Am Discreet (Discreet Cat). Click for the brisnet.com chart or Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.