Belo Sorte Romps!
Romp. That's the word to describe Belo Sorte's performance on Friday at Gulfstream Park. This colt sure has been on his game since returning from a long layoff.
Belo Sorte prompted a fast early pace in the non-winners of three race at Gulfstream Park before assuming the lead with a quarter-mile to go. When he straightened away in the stretch he turned on the afterburners while drawing away with every stride. The final margin of victory was an eye-popping eight lengths while under only token pressure from jockey Jesus Castanon. Belo Sorte stopped the teletimer for the six furlongs in a sharp 1:09.63.
Trainer Dale Romans said by phone, "It sure is nice when the horse sticks to the script. We wanted to keep him down in Florida because he seems to really love that track. I knew he was going to be very tough the way he was training. He ran them off their feet. That was a big effort."
Jockey Jesus Castanon said, "I thought the early leader was the only threat in the race. I didn't want him to get away from me. I put my horse into the race early. I knew I had I had plenty of horse. I just wanted to see if anyone was coming from behind. When I asked my horse he took off. He was still running at the wire."
Our son of Belmont Stakes winner Sarava earned $18,000 for his triumph. He now has 3 wins from 6 career starts. We look forward to a productive campaign this year with this speedy colt.