King Kreesa wins Belmont's London Company Stakes

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NEW YORK (AP) -- King Kreesa took charge early and beat Easy Crossing, the 7-5 favorite, by three lengths in the $90,000 London Company Stakes for 3-year-olds Friday at Belmont Park.

Irad Ortiz Jr. was aboard as the gelding held an open-length lead throughout the 1 1-8 miles on turf, finishing in 1:48.38. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, King Kreesa got his third win in five starts. King Kreesa paid $10, $4.70 and $2.60. Easy Crossing returned $2.80 and $2.10 while Star Channel paid $2.50.