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.
, 116, c, 3, Smart Strike
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
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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