South Bronx Wins!
Sometimes a rainy day is a lucky day. South Bronx luckily made it up in the shadow of the wire on Saturday at Belmont in a NY Bred "a other than". He got out of the gate a step slow and was outrun early while saving ground about six lengths off the leaders. Jockey Javier Castellano swung him four wide at the top of the stretch, and the son of Forest Camp unleashed a powerful closing kick down the middle of the muddy racetrack to get up just in time.
Trainer Mike Hushion said, "He was training well coming into this race. He has been off for a little while and I wondered whether he would need a race to get into the swing of things. He showed he didn't. The horse made a huge move on the turn and just kept going. Javier (Castellano) rode him perfectly. I think he will only improve going long."
Javier Castellano said, "He was outrun early and took some dirt in his face, but never backed up. When I called on him at the top of the stretch, he responded in a big way. I wasn't sure if we would get to the winner, but he never gave up and we got there."
South Bronx now has two wins and two seconds from six career starts. His career earnings now stand at just shy of $70,000.