He had to fight for it but ARCANGELO (Arrogate–Modeling, by Tapit) gutted out a win in the GIII Peter Pan S., Belmont’s local prep for the third leg of the Triple Crown. Racing widest of all as the field of 3-year-old colts rounded the far turn in this 1 1/8-mile contest, the grey hooked horns with 9-5 favorite and ‘TDN Rising Star‘ Bishops Bays (Uncle Mo). The pair traded punches inside the final furlong and Arcangelo looked all but beaten as his rival got the upper hand passing the sixteenth pole. But with a few final jumps, the son of Arrogate re-took the upper hand and just got his head down on the line first.
Saturday, Belmont Park
PETER PAN S.-GIII, $200,000, Belmont, 5-13, 3yo, 1 1/8m, 1:49.71, ft.
1–ARCANGELO, 118, c, 3, by Arrogate
1st Dam: Modeling, by Tapit
2nd Dam: Teeming, by Storm Cat
3rd Dam: Better Than Honour, by Deputy Minister
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GRADED STAKES WIN. ($35,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP). O-Blue Rose Farm; B-Don Alberto Corporation (KY); T-Jena M. Antonucci; J-Javier Castellano. $110,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-0, $167,400. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Bishops Bay, 118, c, 3, Uncle Mo–Catch My Drift, by
Pioneerof the Nile. 1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. ($450,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP). O-Spendthrift Farm LLC, Steve Landers, Martin S. Schwartz, Michael Dubb, Ten Strike Racing, Jim Bakke, Titletown Racing, LLC, Kueber Racing, LLC, Big Easy Racing LLC, Rick Kanter, Michael J. Caruso and WinStar Farm LLC; B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY); T-Brad H. Cox. $40,000.
3–Henry Q, 120, c, 3, Blame–Lunar Empress, by Malibu Moon. ($125,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP). O-The Del Mar Group; B-Fred W. Hertrich lll & John D. Fielding (KY); T-Doug F. O’Neill. $24,000.
Margins: HD, 8 3/4, 2. Odds: 2.75, 1.95, 9.10.
Also Ran: Classic Catch, Go Soldier Go, Summer Cause, Asmodeus, Game Change. Scratched: Slip Mahoney.
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