The Factor Colt Runs Up the Score at Belmont

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1st at BEL, Msw, 71250 (6f)Winner: Morrison, c, 2 by The Factor

The Factor | Lee Thomas

1st-BEL, $71,250, Msw, 6-18, 2yo, 6f (off turf), 1:13.75, sy.
+MORRISON (c, 2, The Factor–Liza Lu, by Menifee), 6-5 in this rained-off four-horse affair, broke on top, but conceded the early lead to track from second. Taking over on the bend before a half in :47.77, the roan splashed away from his competition to run up the score by 17 lengths. Pacesetting fourth timer Rudy’s Boy (Midshipman) completed the exacta. The winner, who was a gate scratch after running off before his intended debut May 26, also scratched June 2. A grandson of GSW and and GISP Chamrousse (Peaks and Valley), Morrison covered a furlong at OBS March in :10 2/5 before selling for $90,0000. He was purchased for $52,000 in utero at the 2015 Keeneland January Sale, and was a $36,000 KEESEP yearling. Morrison has a yearling half-brother by Big Brown and a foal half-sister by Orb. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $45,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Newport Stables LLC; B-Golden Goose Enterprise (NY); T-Joe Sharp.

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