Virtual Reality Game on Debut at Belmont Park

Virtual Reality Coglianese

4th-Belmont, $90,000, Msw, 5-28, 3yo/up, f/m, 7f, 1:25.06, ft, neck.
VIRTUAL REALITY (f, 3, Cloud Computing–Miss Malibu Style, by Malibu Moon) had been on the work tab religiously since the middle of February, and put it all together here at first asking, finishing best of the inexperienced runners in the field. Breaking inward at the jump, Manny Franco was able to correct her but wound up three wide before jostling with eventual third-place finisher Ms. Solveig (Bernardini) as that one steadily inched closer to the rail. The bumper cars came to a head when Virtual Reality ended up eased back at the half-mile pole in order to get racing room on the outside of that rival. Swinging five wide into the stretch, she gamely surged by her early accoster in the final furlong and nailed Risk Free (American Freedom) in the closing jumps by a neck. The first surviving offspring to the races for Miss Malibu Style, Virtual Reality has a 2-year-old half-sister Miss Maximus (Maximus Mischief) as well as a yearling half-brother by Honest Mischief. Their dam had been bred back to that stallion for 2023. Sales history: $45,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP; $300,000 2yo '22 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,500. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
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