Tapwrit finished sixth in the Derby after encountering early trouble, but Pletcher felt it was "a sneaky good" race.
Patch, the 1-eyed horse, came rd, 7-3/4 lengths back. "And we felt like with the five weeks in between (the Derby and the Belmont), and the way this horse had trained he had a legitimate chance".
While there are a host of activities set for the Belmont Stakes, the actual race doesn't actually occur until the evening. Five of the past nine Belmont winners did just that. Irish War Cry earned $280,000, while Patch picked up $150,000. His trainer, Chad Brown decided it was best to rest his three-year-old due to the colt running the Preakness off a six-week layoff.
Jose Ortiz stalked the frontrunner, then caught Irish War Cry on the front stretch. Purse: $1.5 million. First place: $800,000.
"Tapwrit was getting a lovely trail and it was everything that we'd talked about before the race".
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"It was everything that we had talked about", Pletcher said.
"The horse was close to being able to compete but we ran out of time".
Irish War Cry, 10th in the Kentucky Derby in his latest start, would not have been the Belmont favorite if Classic Empire hadn't scratched earlier this week because of a foot injury.
The Belmont Stakes is the oldest of the three Triple Crown races, with the first ever running dating back to 1867.
It was a special moment in the career of Puerto Rican rider Jose Ortiz, too, and with his first victory he followed up the success of his brother, Irad, who won the US Classic 12 months ago aboard Creator.
"For me as a bettor, I can never give who I'm going to play without seeing the odds".
"I think he ran a sneaky good race in the Derby", Pletcher said of Tapwrit. "Today he showed up".
The win became his trainer's third victor of the race after Rags To Riches (2007) and Palace Malice (2012). Pletcher won the Belmont in 2007 with the filly Rags to Riches and again in 2013 with Palace Malice. Graham Motion said the plan wasn't for the son of Curlin to have the lead, but the trainer was not unhappy with the trip or performance by his colt. It's a tough race.
"I'm very proud of how he ran". Only one, Gormley, has won a Grade I race, that being the Santa Anita Derby. "I hit my horse left-handed, and he really laid down, and he started running".
"We were hoping we might get a little bit of a stalking trip but we had to go to Plan B and Rajiv did a great job". He went three-quarters [of a mile] in [1:14]. "I love riding him all the time at home".
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