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TDN MAGAZINE: Is This the Death of Synthetic Racing? And If So, Why?: Lucas Marquardt takes an in-depth look at the controversy and the myths about synthetic surfaces, and based on their substantially better safety record when it comes to catastrophic breakdown, asks the question, "Is the American Thoroughbred better off without them?" Click here for more.
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Moreno Romps in Dwyer
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9th at BELGII Dwyer S. ($200k)  [1 1/16m]Winner: Moreno , g, 3 by Ghostzapper
Saturday, Belmont Park
DWYER S.-GII, $200,000, BEL, 7-6, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:41, ft.
1--#@MORENO, 116, g, 3, by Ghostzapper
     1st Dam: Danceinthesunlight, by A.P. Indy
     2nd Dam: Dancethruthedawn, by Mr. Prospector
     3rd Dam: Dance Smartly, by Danzig
O/B-Southern Equine Stables, LLC (KY); T-Eric J
Guillot; J-Jose L Ortiz. $120,000. Lifetime Record:
11-2-3-1, $215,440. Werk Nick Rating: A+.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.

2--Saint Vigeur, 116, c, 3, Smart Strike--Sweet Way,
by Giant's Causeway. ($50,000 yrl '11 KEESEP).
O-Mr & Mrs William K Warren Jr; B-Pam & Martin
Wygod (KY); T-Chad C Brown. $40,000.

3--For Greater Glory, 118, c, 3, Afleet Alex--Lady's
Touch, by Touch Gold. ($120,000 RNA yrl '11
KEESEP; $290,000 RNA 2yo ‘12 OBSMAR). O-Alex
& JoAnn Lieblong; B-Peter E Blum Thoroughbreds
LLC (KY); T-Steve Hobby. $20,000.

Margins: 7, NK, 1 1/4. Odds: 5.70, 3.60, 11.10.
Also Ran: Abraham, Make Your Move, Battier.
Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.
   Moreno failed to get the money in nine attempts over various surfaces and distances while racing in Southern California, including a second-place finish in a two-turn affair at Santa Anita Apr. 13 and a fourth-place finish over the Betfair Hollywood Park grass May 5. The bay snuck in under the radar on the GI Belmont S. undercard with first-time blinkers to post a dominating 6 1/4-length wire-to-wire victory, and he took plenty of support in this fairly weak renewal of the Dwyer. Sent to the front by Jose Ortiz, Moreno was unchallenged through a half mile in :47.36, and took off down the lane to win for fun. “We were going to go to Saratoga, so we put him on a plane to come out here when we ran Salutos Amigos [Salute the Sarge in the GII Woody Stephens S.], and have company for him to work with,” Southern Equine’s John Daley revealed. “This horse has done amazing since we have been here. He just really seems to have blossomed; all of his works have been fantastic. With the way he ran in his maiden race, we figured that while we are here, why not take a shot?” Daley continued, “We’ve been a little frustrated; we always knew there was a little more there. I’m just glad he showed his true colors today. He’ll ship to Saratoga tomorrow morning, take a little break, and we’ll see what’s next.”

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