As usual it was a nail biting finish as he has to have his run timed to perfection. Hit the front too soon and he thinks he’s done but Rajiv Maragh seems to have got the measure of him. He had him a little closer today after his usual tardy start and got up to win by a neck in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (Grade I) at Belmont. This made it his third Grade I in a row since coming to America. He bumped pretty soundly with the second horse just before the wire and thankfully it was as close to the wire as it was as the result was allowed to stand. Congratulations again to Flaxman Holdings Limited.
Photo: Coglianese Photos/David Alcosser