Dance Card and Saginaw win stakes at Belmont
Sunday, September 23, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dance Card and Saginaw won $85,000 stakes Sunday at Belmont Park.
Dance Card cruised in the Belle Cherie for 3-year-old fillies, beating Final Escrow by 7 1/2 lengths. Ramon Dominguez was aboard for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin as Dance Card extended her winning streak to three in her stakes debut, paying $3.90 to win as the 4-5 favorite. The time was 1:41.12 for 1 1/16 miles.
The consistent Saginaw edged Lunar Victory by a half-length in the Promemade All for New York breds. The 6-year-old gelding earned his seventh win, including four stakes victories, in the eight races since trainer David Jacobson claimed him for $30,000 in March at Aqueduct. David Cohen was up as Saginaw ran a mile in 1:34.29, paying $6.70 to win as the 2-1 second choice.