Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bribon Wins Met Mile In A Wild Finish

Belmont Park

Driven By Success led throughout while in a dual on the front end with Accredit. That one faded after 3/4 mile but Bribon, Smooth Air, Riley Tucker and My Pal Charlie all entered the mix in the last 1/8 mile to set up a wild finish in the Met Mile, the Memorial Day feature at Belmont Park.

Bribon raced mid pack throughout until circling horses 5 wide into the stretch to battle heads apart with Smooth Air the final 1/16 mile before drawing clear to win by a length. Smooth Air held the place by a length over Driven By Success who held the show spot by a nose over a hard charging My Pal Charlie while Riley Tucker who moved into contention at the 1/16th pole held on to take 5th by a neck over Runforthedoe who had raced evenly throughout.