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Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher

18 Junio 2017, 02:49 | Dolorita Barahona

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher

When it became clear that Cloud Computing wasn't going to run in the Belmont Stakes, Pletcher said there were thoughts about trying to procure Castellano for Tapwrit. Pletcher held the colt out of the Preakness, the second leg of racing's Triple Crown, a move that resulted in Tapwrit becoming the fourth Belmont victor in the past six years to take that path. The three-year-old is now listed at 5/1 to pull off the win.

Classic Empire, expected to be the favorite, had to be scratched earlier in the week due to a recurrence of an abscess in his right front hoof.

Epicharis last trained on the track Tuesday.

Hollywood Handsome didn't finish the race because of a cut in his foot, and Lookin At Lee seemed to struggle throughout.

Yes, he was thrilled at the prospect of aiming for a Triple Crown with convincing Derby victor Always Dreaming. Gormley finished fourth and completed the $2 superfecta of $4,486.

The Todd Pletcher-trained colt used a strong push down the home stretch to pass pre-race favourite Irish War Cry and win by two lengths. Irish War Cry entered as the 3/1 favorite for the Belmont. Trainer Graham Motion told USA Today his colt is ready.

"It could not have unfolded any better", Pletcher said.

"I was a lot more disappointed after the Derby, because I know what the horse is capable of, and [he] didn't show it on Derby day", Maragh said.

So this grand Long Island racetrack, the site of Triple Crown coronations for immortal horses like Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and, most recently, American Pharoah, was more or less an audition stage for a bunch of unproven 3-year-olds, any one of whom might evolve into a future powerhouse. "He breezed well last weekend, and I felt he needed to be here".

In the Derby, Tapwrit was slammed out of the starting gate and was 15th under the wire the first time. Tapwrit's sire, Tapit, produced two of the last three Belmont Stakes winners, which suggests that he might have the stamina needed to compete in the Test of Champions.

Tapwrit finished sixth, 10 1/4 lengths behind his stablemate in the Derby, but had to steady early when Irish War Cry cut across the field soon after the start and had a less-than-ideal trip the rest of the way. Stablemate Patch rallied from well back to take third.

Pletcher's record in the final leg of the Triple Crown gains added luster when his five second-place finishes are considered. And he continued to set that place for quite some time, but the likes of Tapwrit, Patch and Meantime were all keeping close, well in range to make a move in the longest race in the Triple Crown.



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