Belmont Stakes Undercard

Tribhuvan Goes One Better in Manhattan

Runner-up to stablemate Domestic Spending (GB) (Kingman {GB}) when setting a lively tempo in last year's GI Resorts World Casino Manhattan S., Tribhuvan (Fr) (Toronado {Ire}) was the recipient of a beautifully rated ride from Manny Franco and proved not for catching while besting fellow Chad Brown trainee Adhamo (Ire) (Intello {Ger}) by 3 1/2 convincing lengths. Pace-compromised Gufo (Declaration of War), the 9-4 favorite, reprised his third-place finish from a year ago with a belated rally. Tribhuvan, whose front-running chances were done no damage when the typically prominent Channel...

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Jack Christopher as Impressive as it Gets in Woody Stephens

ELMONT, NY - Did the best 3-year-old in the country run on the undercard? Unbeaten 'TDN Rising Star' Jack Christopher (Munnings) put on an absolute show with a jaw-dropping win against five overmatched rivals in Saturday's GI Woody Stephens S. at Belmont Park. Away in good order from his rail draw, the flashy, blaze-faced chestnut conceded the early advantage to Provocateur (Into Mischief) and was astutely guided by Jose Ortiz to the outside of that rival. Traveling kindly in second through fractions of :22.61 and :45.38, Ortiz took a peek...

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Third Time The Charm For Regal Glory In Just a Game

Having finished fourth to then-stablemate Newspaperofrecord (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) in the 2020 renewal and again behind the impressive Althiqa (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}) in the 2021 running--while tactically disadvantaged to varying degrees on each occasion--Peter Brant's 'TDN Rising Star' Regal Glory (Animal Kingdom) got the ideal set-up in Saturday's GI Just A Game S. and came with her trademark flying finish to strike for the third time at the highest level. Wakanaka (Ire) (Power {GB}), winner of the G3 Premio Regina Elena (Italian 1000 Guineas) last season, picked...

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All Matareya in Four-Horse Acorn After Echo Zulu Scratched at Gate

ELMONT, NY - With the late-arriving crowd still filing in as John Imbriale announced champion Echo Zulu (Gun Runner) as a stunning late scratch at the gate, Godolphin homebred Matareya (Pioneerof the Nile) showed no mercy on her three remaining rivals going a one-turn mile in Saturday's GI Acorn S. at Belmont Park. Matareya broke like a shot beneath Flavien Prat and led through an opening quarter in an easy :23.39. In cruise control and increasing her advantage as the quartet hit the quarter pole, Matareya was hand ridden down...

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