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Belo Sorte Scores

December 05, 2008 · By · Share

Belo Sorte Impressive In Maiden Win

Trainer Dale Romans knew he had to do something with his talented two-year-old colt Belo Sorte before too long.  The horse was training too well in the morning to wait much longer, so Romans sent Belo over to Turfway Park for his second start, and it proved to be a wise move as Belo Sorte got his first career victory.  "He's been doing so well in the morning over at Churchill and we were running out of options," said Romans.  "When Churchill closed, we thought about sending him down south to Florida for the winter or back east to Aqueduct, but I didn't want to take the chance that shipping him somewhere would take something out of him," he added.

Belo Sorte proved his trainer right by scoring an impressive maiden win Friday night at Turfway Park.  Belo broke well from post two under jockey William Troilo, then dropped back and stalked the pace through an opening half mile of :46 and three-fifths seconds.  Turning for home, Troilo gave him his cue and he responded, taking the lead from the front-runners inside the final eighh.  He opened a half-length lead, and then had to hold off a fast closing challenge for his first career win.  "He was so game today," Troilo said.  "I was so impressed with how he did it today, he acted like a very professional older horse in the way he took over from the leaders, then held off the late runners."  "He's a really nice two-year-old," Troilo continued on.

For his win, the son of Sarava won $6,800 and got his first career win in just his second start.

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