May 12th Stake Races Results at Belmont Park

MAN O’ WAR STAKES, Grade I, $700,000, 4- year-old and up at 1 3/8 miles on the turf.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Postulation Jorge Vargas, Jr. Edward Graham 20/1
2 Sadler’s Joy Julien Leparoux Thomas Albertrani 3/1
3 Scholar Athlete Trevor McCarthy H. Graham Motion SCR
4 Catcho En Die Junior Alvarado Naipaul Chatterpaul 50/1
5 Wake Forest Javier Castellano Chad Brown 6/1
6 Call Provision Jose Ortiz Chad Brown 9/2
7 Hi Happy Luis Saez Todd A. Pletcher 5/2
8 Bigger Picture Kendrick Carmouche Michael Maker 12/1
9 One Go All Go Chris Landeros Charles Dickey 6/1
10 Money Multiplier Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad Brown SCR

2 Wager Paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
7 Hi Happy $5.90 $3.20 $2.30
2 Sadler’s Joy $3.40 $2.60
9 One Go All Go $3.60

One Go All Go lead the way for the first 6 furlongs, 1:15:15. Hi Happy settled behind the leader and made a move with one furlong left till the wire and was able to hold off Sadler’s Joy by 3/4 length. One Go All Go finished third only beaten a length for first. Hi Happy and Sadler’s Joy were betting co-favorites at 2/1 in the Man O’ Stakes. Running Time 2:14:79. Our top three picks were: Call Provision, Sadler’s Joy and One Go All Go.

 

PETER PAN STAKES, Grade III, $350,000, 3-year-old at 1 1/8 miles on dirt.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Core Beliefs Tyler Baze Peter Eurton 2/1
2 Zing Zang Irad Ortiz, Jr. Steve Asmussen 10/1
3 Just Whistle Joel Rosario Michael Matz 5/1
4 Blended Citizen Kyle Frey Doug O’Neill 6/1
5 High North Florent Geroux Brad Cox 4/1
6 Gotta Go Chris Landeros Ian Wilkes 15/1
7 Transistor Luis Saez Rudy Rodriguez SCR

2 Wager Paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
4 Blended Citizen $11.40 $4.40 $2.60
1 Core Beliefs $3.60 $2.50
3 Just Whistle $2.50

Blended Citizen caught Core Beliefs in the last 1/8 mile of the Peter Pan Stakes. Core Beliefs was pressed for the lead by Just Whistle until the turn for home. Core Beliefs took the lead at the head of the stretch by 2 lengths but could not hold off the late charge of Blended Citizen. Just Whistle finished third beaten by 4 lengths for second. Running Time: 1:49:75 Our top three picks were: Core Beliefs, High North and Just Whistle.

 

VAGRANCY HANDICAP, Grade II, $200,000, 4-year-old and up, fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Sounds Delicious Jose Ortiz Linda Rice 2/1
2 Kirby’s Penny John Velazquez Wesley A. Ward 8/1
3 Chalon Paco Lopez Arnaud Delacour 5/2
4 Ascertain Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 6/1
5 Swing and Sway David Cabrera Ron Moquett 12/1
6 Holiday Disguise Irad Ortiz, Jr Linda Rice 9/5

 

2 Wager Paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
2 Kirby’s Penny $16.20 $6.60 $3.20
3 Chalon $4.60 $3.00
6 Holiday Disguise $2.30

Sounds Delicious and Chalon set the pace in the Vagrancy Handicap till the turn for home. Kirby’s Penny was racing third around the turn and was able to pass Chalon with one furlong left in the Vagrancy Handicap. Kirby’s Penny won by 2 1/2 lengths. Running time was 1:16:42. Holiday Disguise saved ground on the rail throughout the race and beaten 5 lengths for second. Our top three picks were; Holiday Disguise, Sounds Delicious and Chalon.

BEAUGAY STAKES, Grade III, $200,000, 4-year-old and up, fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 My Impression Jose Ortiz Claude McGaughey III 4/1
2 Inflexibility Javier Castellano Chad Brown 8/5
3 Tricky Escape Christopher DeCarlo Gerald Iverson 8/1
4 Lido Luis Saez Kiaran McLaughlin 10/1
5 Broken Bridle Trevor McCarthy Gary Capuano 20/1
6 A Raving Beauty Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad Brown 2/1
7 Team of Teams John Velazquez James Jerkens 8/1

2 Wager Paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
6 A Raving Beauty $7.70 $3.70 $3.00
2 Inflexibility $2.80 $2.50
4 Lido $4.30

A Raving Beauty made her first appearance in US a memorable one by winning the Beaugay Stakes by 4 lengths. She stalked the early leader Team of Teams until the turn for home. Inflexibility and Lido challenged each other in the last furlong. Inflexibility was able to hold off Lido for second. Lido was beating by a neck for second. Running Time was 1:41: 64. Our top three picks were; Inflexibility, My Impression, and Tricky Escape.

RUNHAPPY STAKES, $150,000, 4-year-old and up, at 6 furlongs on dirt.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Skyler’s Scramjet Trevor McCarthy Michelle Nevin 7/5
2 Westwood John Velazquez Kiaran McLaughlin 2/1
3 King Kranz Irad Ortiz, Jr. Rudy Rodriguez 9/2
4 Great Stuff David Cohen David Jacobson 7/2
5 Always Sunshine Kendrick Carmouche Edward Allard 12/1
6 Green Gratto Rajiv Maragh Gaston Grant SCR

2 Wager Paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
2 Westwood $7.40 $3.20 $2.40
1 Skyler’s Scramjet $2.60 $2.20
5 Always Sunshine $3.60

Skyler’s Scramjet lead the way until the turn for home. Westwood took over heading for head and pulled away with a 3/4 length victory. Always Sunshine racing third made a move heading for home and was beaten only a 1 /2 length for second. Running time: 1:09:45. Our top three picks were: Westwood, Skyler’s Scramjet and Great Stuff.

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