OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Thursday’s program at the Belmont at the Big A fall meet will be bolstered by a Pick 6 carryover of $71,283 after the multi-race wager went unsolved on Sunday’s 10-race program.
The $1 Pick 6 returned $1,350 to bettors who selected 5-of-6 winners correctly.
The sequence kicked off with two major upsets with Flawless Cat [No. 1, $26.80] graduating at first asking for a $50,000 tag for owner and trainer Michael Dini and piloted to victory by Madeline Rowland. Trainer Danny Gargan saddled Missy Greer [No. 6, $30.20] to victory in Race 6. The daughter of Nyquist defeated winners going a one turn mile under jockey Manny Franco.
Peter Brant’s Rocky Sky [No. 8, $9.40] earned her first stateside triumph in Race 7, the Grade 3, $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya going 1 3/8 miles over the inner turf, leading a Chad Brown-trained exacta and defeating stablemate Capital Structure. Franco piloted the 4-year-old daughter of Rock of Gibraltar.
Repole Stable’s 2-year-old filly Chocolate Gelato [No. 4, $5.30], backed up her favoritism in Race 8 – the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette at a one-turn mile – for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher. Irad Ortiz, Jr. piloted the dark bay daughter of Practical Joke.
Ortiz, Jr. and Pletcher secured their second stakes win of the day with Major Dude [No. 3, $22.40] in the Grade 2, $200,000 Pilgrim [Race 9] for 2-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on the outer turf.
The John Terranova-trained I Am the Law [No. 2, $6.30] triggered the carryover when hecaptured the final leg in Race 10, which was scratched down to a field of nine after being taken off the turf. The son of Mshawish earned his second career victory, covering the one-turn mile under Joel Rosario.
Thursday’s Pick 6 will kick off in Race 4 [2:12 p.m. Eastern]. First post for the nine-race card is 12:35 p.m.
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Main Photo: Flawless Cat debut victory. Photo by Adam Coglianese