Belmont Park Notes: Pick 6 Carryover Will Highlight Wednesday’s Card

From the NYRA Media Team:

Aided by a longshot victories in the opening and closing legs, the Pick 6 went unsolved for a third straight day, resulting in a triple carryover of more than a half-million dollars into Wednesday’s card at Belmont Park.

Sunday’s Pick 6 started when Mark Hennig trainee Concerned won her debut, returning $9.10 on a $2 win wager.

In the second leg, Kid Is Frosty bested a field of seven to win the $150,000 New York Station Stakes Series Cupecoy’s Joy in Race 5. The son of Frost Giant paid $14.80 to win.

The following leg saw an even bigger price cross the wire first, as Listentoyourheart [$34.00] made her career debut a winning one for trainer Christophe Clement.

The only favorite in the Pick 6 sequence to win came via Endorsed’s victory in Race 7, as he paid $4.80 to win in emerging from an eight-month layoff in style.

Rinaldi became a maiden no more in the $150,000 NYSSS Spectacular Bid in Race 8, returning $23.20 for the stakes victory for trainer H. James Bond.

Securing the triple carryover was 28-1 longshot Cat Lady Steph, who won her career debut over the inner turf and rewarded bettors by returning $58.00 and securing a carryover of $500,310.78.

A consolation payout of $21,502 was awarded to bettors who had five of six winners in the Pick 6. Bettors who hit the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 were awarded $71,445.

Live racing resumes on Wednesday with a 1:30 p.m. Eastern first post for the eight-race card. The Pick 6 will commence with Race 3 with an approximate post time of 2:38 p.m.

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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