ELMONT, NY – Winless in four starts since finishing fourth in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs, Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled put on a powerful gate-to-wire functionality in Saturday’s $300,000 John A. Nerud Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park.
The John A. Nerud is a Breeders’ Cup”Win and You Are In” occasion, with Promises Fulfilled getting an automatic berth at the Sprint at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, November 2.
Breaking under Luis Saez as the 3/5 favorite from the far outside post 9, Promises Fulfilled has been talented an lead after Killybegs Captain stumbled badly out of the gate. Left to his own devices up front, Promises Fulfilled strolled leisurely through opening fractions of:23.16 and:46.09.
Midway through the far turn, Warrior’s Club and a retrieved Killybegs Captain started two- and three-wide bids for the lead, but Saez put Promises Fulfilled to a driveway. Even with Killybegs Captain’s determined effort from the stretch, he was not able to catch the bettors’ alternative. Promises Fulfilled crossed using a 4??1/2-length edge in a final period of 1:21.75 for its 7-furlong sprint over the fast main track.
“He broke so sharp,” Saez said. “He always breaks sharp. The previous time , he missed the break, but he broke clean, now, he had been there. When he came to the stretch and that he switched leads, he was running. I had a great deal of horse. It’s quite hot today. He got somewhat tired when he grabbed the cable, but that’s normal.”
Warrior’s Club necked next over Killybegs Captain, who faded after making his stretch bid out. Nicodemus was a neck ahead of Bon Raison in fourth, while Do Share and New York Central finished the order of finish.
Majestic Dunhill and Pat On the Back were listed as coach scrapes.
Promises Fulfilled’s triumph was his first since last summer’s three consecutive graded stakes win series that culminated in the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In that lent him an automatic berth in last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint. The son of Shackleford enhanced is career indicate with $.
“Shackleford was one of a kind,” said Romans, who also coached the 2011 Preakness Stakes winner. “He is a whole lot kinder than Shack was. He had been a horse that is clever and great. (Promises Fulfilled) is smart, too, but he is nicer.”
Promises Fulfilled returned $3.30 to win, $2.60 to place, and $2.30 to show. Warrior’s Club brought back $5.10 to put and $3.40 to reveal, while Killybegs Captain paid $6.50 to show.
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