‘Luts’ to Like About Servis Firster at Belmont

4th at BEL, Msw, $62,000 (5 1/2f)Winner: Lutsky, c, 2 by Yes It's True

Irad Ortiz, Jr. gives Lutsky a pat on the head as the pair crosses the wire | Adam Coglianese

4th-Belmont, $62,000, (S), Msw, 7-12, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:03.68, ft.
LUTSKY (c, 2, Yes It’s True–Reen, by Forestry) continued a red-hot streak for trainer Jason Servis with a sharp wire-to-wire debut score Thursday at Belmont. Sold for $135,000 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic after breezing a quarter-mile in :21 4/5, the bay was bet strongly throughout in this New York-bred event and broke like he was shot out of a cannon as the 17-10 chalk. Showing the way through a :22.70 quarter, he easily shook loose from his closest pursuers after straightening for home and cruised under the wire to graduate by a geared-down 5 1/4 lengths in sharp time. Stop Me If You Can (Giant Surprise) completed the exacta, just ahead of Trance (Dialed In), who ran sneaky well despite a slow break and considerable greenness. The winner has a yearling half-sister by Verrazano. Sales History: $25,000 Ylg ’17 KEEJAN; $37,000 Ylg ’17 SARAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $37,200. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Down Neck Stables & Jeffrey Lutsky; B-Pine Ridge Stables LTD (NY); T-Jason Servis.

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