Hard to imagine things going better than they did yesterday. Belle broke well, stalked the early pace and, under a patient ride from Orlando Mojica, found room in the lane and just blasted off to win by 4 3/4 lengths.
Kudos go out to Nevada and Veronica Litfin and team for getting her back on track – so to speak. She was ready to roll and roll she did. Also a very nice job by Orlando biding his time, keeping her relaxed, then finding a way through when the rail didn’t open up and letting her loose.
We’ll see how she came out of the race, let her get back to work and see what races remain in the meet. Providing all is well and we get a race that fits, we may be able to get one more start in before the meet ends.
Here is the chart of the race: CBY081317USA9
Congratulations everybody! Photos will be available downstairs in the track photographer’s office starting Thursday evening after 6:00 PM.