September 28, 2003 · By
Seattle Fitz won by an authoritative ten and one-half lengths yesterday in the "non winners of three lifetime allowance" at Belmont Park. Breaking from post seven after one scratch, Seattle Fitz broke alertly under jockey Richard Migliore and quickly contested the pace from the outside while in hand. Seattle Fitz pressed from the outside through fractions of 22.4 and 45 flat. Seattle Fitz was a head back after three quarters that went in 1:09 flat, but he was still moving easily. Seattle Fitz assumed the lead midway through the turn, and by the time he straightened away in the stretch he had exploded to a seven length lead. Richard Migliore shook up Seattle Fitz and he responded gamely continuing to draw off through the lane. Seattle Fitz crossed the wire in front by ten and a half lengths clocking the mile and an eighth in a sharp 1:47 flat. Seattle Fitz earned $30,000 for the victory and pushed his career earnings over $137,000.