Garoppolo Becomes First Winner for Outwork in Belmont Opener

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GaroppoloChelsea Durand

Garoppolo (Outwork) became the first winner for his freshman sire by (Uncle Mo) in the Belmont opener Friday. An even fourth on debut at this strip June, he fired a pair of bullets in the interim, most recently working three panels in :35 flat (1/6) at Belmont June 26, and was given a 6-1 chance this time. Tracking from third through a :22.30 opening quarter, the $125,000 OBSMAR buy swept up three wide to draw even with the leaders at the top of the stretch and kicked clear in the final sixteenth to score by a length. Heavily favored Winfromwithin (Into Mischief) was second.

The winner is from the first crop of GI Wood Memorial S. hero Outwork, who was the first winner for his star sire Uncle Mo back in 2015. Garoppolo’s dam Romantic Cuvee produced a Cupid filly last year and was bred back to Outwork.

1st-Belmont, $64,000, Msw, 7-3, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:04.45, ft.
GAROPPOLO (c, 2, Outwork–Romantic Cuvee {MSP, $188,200}, by Cuvee) Sales history: $65,000 Ylg ’19 FTKJUL; $125,000 2yo ’20 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $39,040. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Mr. Amore Stable; B-Woodford Thoroughbreds, LLC (KY); T-Kelly J. Breen.

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