Filly becomes a stakes winner in very first start
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In the first race of the day, Steve Came Thru (#4) and jockey Andrew Shivnarine Worrie edged out Harry Consolidator under Larry Mejias to capture the $28,000 purse. (Photos: Michael O’Kane)
In the first race of the day, Steve Came Thru (#4) and jockey Andrew Shivnarine Worrie edged out Harry Consolidator under Larry Mejias to capture the $28,000 purse. (Photos: Michael O’Kane)
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Request a Puck and Junior Alvarado held off Doubledown Again (#6) and jockey Jose Lezcano in the second race of the day, six furlongs on dirst with a $59,000 purse.
Request a Puck and Junior Alvarado held off Doubledown Again (#6) and jockey Jose Lezcano in the second race of the day, six furlongs on dirst with a $59,000 purse.
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The home stretch in the third race of the day. The $40,000 purse was won by Angel S. Arroyo on top of Love the Breeding.
The home stretch in the third race of the day. The $40,000 purse was won by Angel S. Arroyo on top of Love the Breeding.
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Over one mile on turf for a $62,000 purse, Half Wildcat (#2) under Angel S. Arroyo bested Mr Algebra and Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the fifth race of the day.
Over one mile on turf for a $62,000 purse, Half Wildcat (#2) under Angel S. Arroyo bested Mr Algebra and Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the fifth race of the day.
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Fashion Alert became a stakes winner in her very first start, seizing the lead shortly after the break and galloping off to a 4 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Astoria on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park.

The lone first-timer in the field of six 2-year-old fillies, Fashion Alert was quickly sent to the front from the outside post by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez with Lindy and Awesomendensome in pursuit.

Shaking free of those two on the turn, Fashion Alert spun into the stretch with a four-length lead and was never challenged as she cruised under the wire.

“She broke to the inside and after three jumps she got into a nice rhythm and sat out in the middle of the track for a while,” said Velazquez. “It was pretty easy.”

Fashion Alert earned $60,000 for owner George Bolton, who paid $125,000 for the Old Fashioned filly last September at Keeneland.

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who is 2-0-1 with his juveniles at Belmont Park this spring, said the Grade 3, $100,000 Schuylerville on July 18 at Saratoga Race Course likely would be the next spot for Fashion Alert.

(Jenny Kellner)

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