His sir won the Triple Crown on this card 5 years ago and Saturday, Zedan Racing Stable’s ‘TDN’s Rising Star’ Arab Lion (c, 3, justification–No strings attached, by Distorted Humor) became the first Class I winner for his Ashford Stud-based steed with an all-out victory at Woody Stephens S. at Belmont Park. Beautifully painted in gate two, the $600,000 April OBS race car driver enjoyed the race from fourth place, behind the leading Federal Judge (army mule) who has external speed pressure in the form of Drew’s Gold (Violence). The second man to take the lead outside returned to the home field, but the Arabian Lion covered it, dashed out and pounced on the new leader at the midway marker and glided home with a convincing victory. dress. Gilmore (spinning candy) ran late to finish third.
Saturday, Belmont . Park
WOODY STEPHENS S. BY MOHEGAN SUN-GI,
$400,000, Belmont, 6-10 years old, 3 years old, 7 years old, 1:21.70, ft.
first-Arab Lion, 122, c, 3, by justification
1st Dam: Unbound (SP, $359,826), by Distorted Humor
2nd Smash: Abilities, by AP Indy
3rd dam: Personal pennant, by personal account
STOCK CLASS 1 WIN, CLASS 1 I WIN. ($600,000 2yo ’22 OBSAPR). O-Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.; B-Bonne Chance Farm LLC (KY); T-Bob Baffert; J-John R. Velazquez. $220,000. Lifetime record: 7-3-2-0, $437,600. Werk Nick Rating: C. Click give eNicks report & pedigree 5 cross. free click Equineline.com portfolio style pedigree.
2-Drew’s Gold122, r, 3, Violence–Frolic’s Revenge, by Vindication. BLACK TYPE GRADE 1, BLACK TYPE G1 1ST. ($25,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP). O-James K. Chapman and Stuart Tsujimoto; B-Woodford Purebred, LLC (KY); T-James K. Chapman. 80,000 USD.
3–Gilmore118, c, 3, spinning candy–My Surfing Girl, by Henny Hughes. BLACK TYPE 1ST G1. ($48,000 Wlg ’20 KEENOV; $250,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP). O-SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Robert E. Masterson, Stonestreet Stables LLC, Jay A. Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital LLC and Catherine Donovan; B-Dividing Ridge Farm (KY); T-Brendan P. Walsh. $48,000.
Margins: 1 3/4, 3/4, 7 1/4. Handicap: 2.35, 3.80, 7.20.
Also runs: Federal Judge, Gun Pilot, General Jim, Victory Line, Fort Warren, Dark Vector, Arman.
Scratched: Fort Bragg, Harrodsburg, New York Thunder.
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