Saturday, Belmont Park
, $380,000, BEL, 10-6, 2yo, f, 1m, 1:37, ft.1--@DREAMING
OF JULIA, 120, f, 2, by A.P. Indy1st Dam: Dream Rush (MGISW, $779,364), by Wild Rush
2nd Dam: Turbo Dream, by Unbridled
3rd Dam: Reve De Fee, by Mr. Prospector
O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher; J-John R Velazquez. $240,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $339,000. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--My Happy Face
, 120, f, 2, Tiz Wonderful
--Summer Star, by Siberian Summer. ($35,000 yrl '11 KEESEP). O-Michael Dubb; B-Spendthrift Farm & Shawhan Place (KY); T-Rudy R Rodriguez. $80,000.
, 120, f, 2, Congrats
--Ponderway, by Prized. ($47,000 yrl '11 FTKOCT; $175,000 2yo 2012 OBSMAR). O-West Point Thoroughbreds; B-L & D Farms Inc (FL); T-Thomas Albertrani. $40,000.
Margins: HD, 10 3/4. Odds: 0.15, 2.95, 21.50.
Also Ran: Nancy O (Ire). Scratched: Carameaway, Roveing Patrol, Sweet Shirley Mae. Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
The start here was delayed significantly when Roveing Patrol (Nacheezmo) flipped in the gate, and Sweet Shirley Mae (Broken Vow) was also a late scratch. That led to just a four-horse field with all show wagers refunded, and it developed into two separate races, with J "TDN Rising Stars"
J My Happy Face and Dreaming of Julia separating themselves from the others. My Happy Face, coming off a 21 1/4-length maiden win at Saratoga Aug. 31, secured the slight advantage down the backstretch. She was shadowed by Dreaming of Julia, who added to her growing reputation with a 16 1/4-length win in the Meadow Star S. over this track and trip Sept. 9. The 1-9 chalk ranged up turning for home and looked to be on her way to certain victory, but My Happy Face dug in grimly on the fence and made the favorite work for it. "With the track is starting to dry out a little bit and with the long wait [at the starting gate], it was demanding," said winning trainer Todd Pletcher. "I think with the scratches, on paper, it turned into a virtual match race. Most match races, the speed horse has the edge, so we had to kind of take it to her a little bit."
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