West Hills Giant leads stakes winners at Belmont
NEW YORK -- West Hills Giant was the most decisive winner in a trio of $100,000 New York Stallion Stakes, beating Captain Gaughen by 2½ lengths in the Spectacular Bid on Sunday at Belmont Park.
All three races were run at seven furlongs. The Spectacular Bid and Cupecoy's Joy featured 3-year-olds on the turf, and the Shy Groom was a dirt sprint.
Edgar Prado was aboard for trainer John Terranova II as West Hills Giant paid $7.30 to win as the 5-2 favorite. The time was 1:21.71.
Frosty Bay was an 8-1 upset winner in the Cupecoy's Joy, beating 5-2 favorite Image of Noon by a length. She paid $18.80 to win with Javier Castellano riding for trainer Dominick Schettino. The time was 1:22.61.
Saratoga Snacks improved to 6 for 8, beating Mine Over Matter by 1 1/4 lengths as the 4-5 favorite in the Shy Groom. The 4-year-old was clocked in 1:23.18. Joel Rosario rode the $3.70 winner for trainer Gary Sciacca.
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