A homebred for Robert Masiello BANTY GIRL (Shackleford) went off the favorite and got the job done dueling through the stretch to score at Belmont. She raced 6 furlongs on the inner turf and upped her earnings over $107,000. The 4 year old filly is trained by Thomas Albertrani. Two-Five Stable is co-owner.
Five-year-old First Dude gelding WINE NOT second last out in allowance company, ran second again this time in the Saginaw S at Belmont Park He was wide throughout and made a bid in the stretch which earned him his first black type. FIRST DUDE is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and has earned $236,000. Following him across the wire in third was the 5-year-old Hard Spun colt MSW HIT IT ONCE MORE winner of the Haynesfield Stakes at Aqueduct and third in the Stymie. HIT IT ONCE MORE was purchased from Kirkwood Stables for $90,000 as a two year old by his trainer Gary Sciacca. He is owned by Yellow Moon Stable and was bred by JMJ Racing Stables, LLC. His bankroll stands over $523,000.
Also a winner was ONEBALLNOSTRIKES (Include) who took an allowance race at Monmouth by 4 lengths. Trained by John C. Servis, he is owned by Final Turn Racing Stable LLC and earned over $179,000. ONEBALLNOSTRIKES was started and then consigned and sold by Kirkwood at Timonium in 2016.
MR GREY (FR) (Mr. Sidney) came from off the pace racing a mile at Presque Isle and drew off to win by 4 1/4 lengths. It was his 3rd win this year and his 5th over all. He is approaching $100,000 in earnings for his owner Anny Kohler and trainer Claude L. Brownfield, III. He was bred in France by E.A.R.L. Haras Du Quesnay.