Sir Winston has given yet another turn, rallying to capture the Belmont Stakes to the Triple Crown series.
The win gave the final two jewels in the showcase for three-year-old thoroughbreds to coach Mark Casse. He also won the Preakness with War Of Will who had been expected to battle favourite Tacitus at the 1-1/2 mile (2400m) Belmont on Saturday (Sunday AEST).
Instead, Casse colt took the lead by Joel Rosario and held off Tacitus with a length. Long shot Joevia finished Tax and third was fourth.
The Crown mill caught up to War of Will, who conducted in all 3 races. He finished ninth in the 10-horse area.
The Belmont capped an Triple Crown emphasized by a disqualification in also a horse and the Kentucky Derby . It sparked interest despite no possibility of the Triple Crown winner in five years in racing , coming on the heels of Justify last year and American Pharoah at 2015. Off marginally bothered War of Will and the railroad, Rosario angled Sir Winston in the right.
This time, there was no question or objection. Sir Winston jumped into the lead and held off a late run from Tacitus, who had an trip under jockey Jose Ortiz.
This erratic Triple Crown season started from the Kentucky Derby with a result that was crazy. Maximum Security became the first winner to become disqualified, for interfering with War Will with Country House elevated to first demoted and crossed the finish line .
War Of Will came back two weeks later to win the Preakness, but his impressive performance was overshadowed when a rival threw his jockey and ran around the track as the race continued.
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