Rereadthefootnotes Returns in Style
Reread Scores Second Career Win
It was almost nine months to the day. The last time Rereadthefootnotes went into the starting gate was back on September 21st of 2008. He finished fourth in the Bertram Bongard Stakes, a $100,000 stakes race for New York-breds, that day and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin decided it was time for his two-year-old to take a break.
"I just thought it was the right thing to do, give him some time to develop and grow so we sent him down to Florida to just be a horse for a little bit. He had already broken his maiden at Saratoga, and was graded-stakes placed (third-place finish in the Sapling at Monmouth). He didn't have to do anything else to prove how talented he was."
On Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park, Kiaran's decision proved to be a good one. The three-year-old son of Read the Footnotes scored his second career victory in his first start off the layoff.
Stalking the early leader through an opening half-mile of :45.3, Reread would edge up on the outside as they turned for home. After an extended duel with the leader, Rereadthefootnotes would take the lead inside the sixteenth pole and go on to the two-length win. The final time for the six-and-a-half furlong event over the muddy track was 1:16.4.
"He was extremely game today," said winning jockey Alan Garcia. "He ran a big race, I was very proud of him."
The win was the second of Rereadthefootnotes career. In his four lifetime starts, he now has two wins, and a third-place finish in the Sapling Stakes. He earned $25,800 for the victory, and has now banked over $81,000 lifetime.
"Andrew (Kiaran's assistant) did a great job getting this horse ready down at Monmouth," said McLaughlin. "He told me he was ready to go, and he was right. We're thrilled to have him back, and today was a great return to the races for this colt."