Significant Form drew away under John Velazquez in 1:33.48 to take the Grade 3 Noble Damsel at Belmont Park. It was a milestone for the Hall of Fame jockey as it was his 660th graded stakes win. Significant Form is owned by Stephanie Seymour Brant and trained by Chad Brown. With the graded stakes milestone Johnny V tied retired Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey for the most graded stakes wins in North America.
Street Band, the Larry Jones trained filly took the Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx and the winners’ share of the one million dollar purse under a closing ride by Sophie Doyle. Doyle rallied the filly from next to last in the field to run by favored Guarana in the stretch for the win.
Math Wizard pulled off a shocker in the Pennsylvania Derby winning at 30-1. The Saffie Joseph claim, who ran in the same maiden claiming $16,000 race at Gulfstream Park as Maximum Security, rallied in deep stretch to win the Grade 1 race. Improbable broke poorly under Mike Smith who tried to come up the rail had little left after the mishap. Math Wizard was ridden by Irad Ortiz. Can anyone say “key maiden claimer”?
Pat on the Back took the Grade 2 one mile Kelso at Belmont under Dylan Davis. It was Dylan’s third win on the card.
Covfefe took the Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs in a blazing 1:20.51 for the seven furlongs under Shaun Bridgmohan and for trainer Brad Cox.