Godolphin Racing’s It’s Tricky placed second in the 1 1/8-mile Grade 1 Beldame Invitational Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park, beaten 9 1/2-lengths by eventual winner Royal Delta.
The 2011 Aiken Trained Horse of the Year broke well out of the gate and set the early fractions, but was no match for the winner. The 4-year-old daughter of the 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft is trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, and was broken and trained in Aiken by Tim Jones.
It’s Tricky increased her lifetime earnings to $1,666,500.
Darley Stable’s homebred Nahrain (GB) won the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes contested at 1 1/4-miles on the inner turf course at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old filly is conditioned by Roger Varian, and was piloted to victory by John Velazquez.
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