My Meadowview Farm's homebred Tin Type Gal and Dell Ridge Farm's Galileo's Song, just a neck apart July 24 in the Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park, will face off again Sept. 17 in the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park.
Tin Type Gal, a 3-year-old Tapit filly, finished on top in the Boiling Springs, then took her talent to the West Coast, where she ran fifth in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) for trainer Graham Motion, while Galileo's Song trained up to the Sands Point under the guidance of trainer Chad Brown.
Brown also has Great Point Stables' Noble Beauty entered following a run in the Pucker Up (gr. IIIT) at Arlington International Racecourse, where she finished second by a nose to Try Your Luck, but was elevated to first when the top finisher was disqualified. It was the Kitten's Joy filly's first graded score.
Other intriguing runners entered include Al Shaqb Racing's Al Jazi—last out winner of the Lormarins Queens Plate Oak Tree Stakes (Eng-III)—who will be making her first U.S. start, and Stuart Janney's homebred On Leave, who comes in riding a three-race win streak.
On Leave, a War Front filly trained by Shug McGaughey, broke her maiden June 9 at Belmont, stepped up to win a conditional allowance at Belmont July 17, then scored by 2 1/2 lengths in the Riskaverse Stakes Aug. 25 at Saratoga Race Course.
Graded stakes-placed Diamond Fields and Elysea's World complete the field.
Belmont Park, Saturday, September 17, 2016, Race 9
- 1 1/8m
- Inner turf
- 3 yo Fillies
- 5:45 PM (local)
|1||Galileo's Song (IRE)||Jose Lezcano||116||Chad C. Brown||-|
|2||Diamond Fields (IRE)||Junior Alvarado||116||Tommy Stack||-|
|3||Noble Beauty (KY)||Javier Castellano||118||Chad C. Brown||-|
|4||Tin Type Gal (KY)||Trevor McCarthy||118||H. Graham Motion||-|
|5||On Leave (KY)||Jose L. Ortiz||116||Claude R. McGaughey III||-|
|6||Elysea's World (IRE)||John R. Velazquez||116||Chad C. Brown||-|
|7||Al Jazi (IRE)||Gregory Benoist||118||Francois Rohaut||-|