Princesa Celina Opens Up Belmont Meet With Debut Win

1st-Belmont, $87,300, Msw, 5-4, 2yo, f, 5f, :59.35, my, 6 1/2 lengths.
PRINCESA CELINA (f, 2, Quality Road–Lastofthsummerwine, by Sky Mesa) kept her trainer’s momentum from the Keeneland spring meet rolling with an impressive performance to open Belmont’s spring/summer meet. Bet like a sure thing at 1-5, the imposing bay broke alertly and chased outside of the early speed of Leslie’s Loot (Fast Anna) through a quick quarter in :21.98. Kept under a hand ride by jockey Jose Ortiz, Princesa Celina easily maneuvered past her rival as they swung off the turn and opened up nicely down the lane while never really asked, winning by 6 1/2 lengths. Leslie’s Loot was well clear for second while the winner’s stablemate, Slainte Mhath (Uncle Mo) checked in third. Lastofthesummerwine is already responsible for a quartet of winners in Happy Like a Fool (Distorted Humor), MGSW-USA, GSP-Eng, $344,197, Hawaiian Noise (Super Saver), SW, $196,917, Conquest Panthera (Kitten’s Joy), GSW-Can, GISP-USA, $393,400 and Maniacal (Kitten’s Joy), GSP, $346,796. Since foaling Princesa Celina, she’s produced a yearling colt by Uncle Mo and foaled a filly by Munnings this spring. Sales History: $545,000 RNA Wlg ’21 FTKNOV. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,500. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Three Chimneys Farm, LLC (Goncalo B. Torrealba); B-Magnolia Bloodstock & Lynch Bages LTD (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward.

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