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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Belmont Notes

In the third at Belmont on Wednesday, the seven horses finished in the exact order of their odds (pdf), favorite to the longest shot in the field.

Two winners for Mott, including Changing Skies ($4.50), a group stakes-placed Irish import who was well-supported in her first North American start. This is a four-year old daughter of Sadlers Wells who's a full sister to the British juvie filly champ Playful Act, who, as you may recall, was purchased as a broodmare for a record $10.5 million by the Sheikh. The dam of Changing Skies, by Silver Hawk, is a half-sister to the Strub winner Siberian Summer.

Bruce Levine won the 9th with Private Battle ($4.90). Remember when he couldn't win a thing at for 48!? He has four winners (and another taken down) from his last eight starters (five-for 17 at the meet overall).