Greg's Lassy Scores at Belmont
Filly Scores Third-Career Win in Front-Running Fashion
Mike Luzzi knew exactly what he was going to do. As soon as the gate sprung open Sunday, he was going to take Greg's Lassy to the front and see how far she could take him. Where she took him was the winner's circle as she scored her third-career victory at Belmont Park.
After sailing through opening fractions of :22.2 and :45, Greg's Lassy turned for home with a commanding seven-length lead. "Mike (Hushion) and I talked about it before the race, and she always seemed to run better when she was on or near the lead," said Luzzi, who was riding the five-year-old daughter of Millions for the first time. "When we headed around the turn, she felt comfortable and I thought we were in pretty good shape," he continued.
Greg's Lassy would go on to win by three-lengths, notching her first victory in just about thirteen months. The final time for the six furlong event was 1:11.18.
"She's been doing well," said trainer Mike Hushion. "It was just a matter of finding the right spot for her. We did that here, and she proved that on her day, she can still be awfully tough."
Greg's Lassy earned $12,000 for the win, and has now earned over $108,000 for her career. She has now finished in the exacta in one-half of her fourteen career starts, with three wins and four seconds.