Hot as a firecracker! Another stakes winner for WPTB
Some habits are hard to break, and winning is not one habit we want to break any time soon. West Point Thoroughbreds continued to sizzle as Lear's Princess remained undefeated launching what has become her patented stretch rally in the $65,000 Tweedside Stakes at Belmont. Making her first start against stakes company, Lear's Princess settled in last through the first half-mile. She was still last through six furlongs while launching a five wide move on the turn. Lear's Princess rallied like a freight train through the stretch to score a widening half-length victory.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said, "I think this filly is going to give us a few heart stopping races. She's got an unbelievable turn of foot when her rider asks her. She looks like she will run all day, and she's learning to relax. That's what sets the good horses apart. Our filly has an extremely bright future."
Jockey Garrett Gomez said, "My filly was more on her toes today. I could feel it in the paddock, when she warmed up, and behind the gate. I wasn't sure if she would relax, but she did perfectly. I just let her gallop along and find her stride early. When I asked her she took off. I just had to make sure we got there in time. She did the rest."
A three-year-old daughter of Lear Fan, Lear's Princess is now three for three in her career. Today's victory pushed her career earnings to $99,100.
Lear's Princess will likely start next in either the $100,000 Lake George Stakes(G3) on July 27th at Saratoga or the $150,000 Lake Placid Stakes(G2) on August 17th at Saratoga.